How depressing. Forget about not wanting to go there in a Volt, I don't want to go there at all!
Unfortunately, as the story points out, this happens across the nation
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This is earth-shattering. You can't just avoid a few small towns, because every police force in the nation is stealing money from innocent victims. And the DC attorney general “warned that millions of dollars raised by forfeiture 'could very easily be lost' and 'an unreasonable burden' placed on his office” if the system was reformed? What about the rights of innocent citizens? I don't even want to live in this country anymore.
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They should be called pirates, not law enforcement.
...and dang- that's a novel not a news report.
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If i lived there I wouldnt bother looking for another country, I'd bee looking for another planet !!
I read the article, and it reminded me of a chapter of "Knight Rider", where he entered a town and saw a parked school bus which had its lights flashing, but there were no driver nor school children inside. Michael Knight stopped as the sign required, but passed the bus and was arrested. Later KITT freed itself from the city impound and Michael broke apart the town's illegal scheme (both the sheriff and the judge were arrested).
I wish I had a automated car, such as KITT, and drove it remotely in that town in the article. Then if the police followed the car and ordered the car to stop, I would stop it and lower the windows, showing that it had no driver to arrest! Then kept going until it was out of the city limits.
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A long, rambling work of fiction. With zero references, the story's veracity is suspect.
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Another such place here is the hamlet of Florence, Texas. It's on a road that is a shortcut for soldiers going between Fort Hood and Austin, Texas. Legend has it (I say legend since I've never seen it with my own eyes) that the local police control the one red light by remote control to entrap out-of-towners with having run their light. The speed limit is STRICTLY enforced.
Florida also comes to mind along IH-95. It's legitimate that that highway is used for transporting drugs but a few departments take patrolling it to the extreme.
Selma, Tx., suburb of San Antonio on IH-35, also earned a reputation of just being a blatant speed trap until the State put a stop to the practice a few years back by legislating that a city could not exceed but a certain percentage of their yearly budget from traffic fines.
The Tenaha situation is just blatant extortion.
But work of fiction? No. I read about this situation about a year ago in another news report.
What kills me is that there aren't enough people upset about it to go after the pirates.