Highway robbery

A Detroit cop indicts law enforcement for its use of traffic enforcement as a revenue source.

This is unjust by itself. No one should profit from crime. The justice system exists in part to ensure crime doesn’t pay. When it becomes a revenue source to someone, suddenly crime goes from something we want to minimize to something we need. Even if it means creating more of it by defining new activities as “crime”. Like lowering speed limits.

But more importantly to me, and more unjust, is the way traffic violations and other civil infractions are assigned penalties that are vastly harsher on the poor than on the rich. A heart surgeon speeds and it costs him an hour’s wages at most, and it will mean no real impact on his life other than some minor inconvenience. A laid off factory worker does the same thing and they are faced with choosing between food and electricity.

Just one of the glaringly obvious injustices that we tacitly accept every single day.

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