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article imageOp-Ed: Ticket quotas banned in Illinois

By Walter McDaniel     Jun 18, 2014 in Technology
For many Americans and even for some officers ticket quotas were seen as unfair and a nuisance to police doing real work. A new law in Illinois has banned police from being held to quotas.
Many jurisdictions are underfunded and some actually need the money to keep things running properly. We have seen the same problem repeated all over the country. The idea of ticket quotas to raise funds rose from this need for more funding.
“Arbitrary quotas on the number of tickets that have to be issued by police officers undermines the public trust in the police departments’ priorities,” said State Rep. Jay Hoffman in a report with the Chicago Tribune. Hoffman sponsored this bill and Governor Pat Quinn signed off on it.
There is clear evidence of external dissent about quotas. You may be surprised to know that even those involved with the NY Police Union are speaking out against them. With those at the top levels of power turning against quotas it may only be a matter of time before they are removed all over the country.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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