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Thursday, July 25, 2013

"Cop Fired for Speaking Out Against Ticket and Arrest Quotas"

From Reason:

Hanners blew the whistle on the department’s tactics and was eventually fired for refusing to comply and keep quiet. He says that each officer was required to make 100 contacts each month, which included tickets, arrests, field interviews, and warnings. This equates to 72,000 contacts a year in a 50,000 person town. His claims are backed up by audio recordings of his superiors he made. The Auburn police department declined requests to be interviewed for this story.

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Calling all CDLs', Correction - 'Real' CDLs' (No Divorce or Estate need apply) *PUBLIC HEROE In Need Of Legal Support
Any 'Real' criminal defense lawyers that come across this re-published article is asked to consider doing the right thing by offering this Public Hero his / her pro bono services on top of the services he'll get from the union and arbritrator assigned to each officer. The very moment that CNN has some down time in between its 25/7 Live Murder Trial coverage and learns that no less than one thousand CDLs' from across the country have offered to participate, they'll latch on to it. The simple act of overwhelming legal support offerrings is the gateway to other officers' feeling that maybe they should put a stop to the patrol level law enforment misconduct regarding harrassing citizens on a daily basis. There are enough Real criminals to keep officers' busy, they could start with the folks that drive 90 mph in 65. Everyone wants those jerks pulled but for some reason all we see are officers jacking with young kids and ignoring the high crime areas.

He could have kept on playing the game that we are often told that dosen't exist. Now that we know 'it' is considered bidness-as-usual in 'Auburn' and from coast to coast, the public will not be protesting or boycotting or speaking up & out about 'it' because the Race-Card isn't in play. We shouldn't have to wait for Race to be the issue before we thw people say we've had enough of the era of rogue cops and thier supervisors. It's time for federal intervention.

Posted by: Thomas R. Griffith | Jul 26, 2013 7:59:02 AM

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