Tennessee bill sets penalty for ticket quotas

A bill nearing passage in the Tennessee General Assembly is intended to put an end to police going on ticket-writing sprees to meet ticket quotas.

The Volunteer State already prohibits the practice of ticket quotas. Despite the proactive step taken by the state Legislature in 2010, some say there is “no teeth” to the law because there is no criminal penalty attached to the rule.

Tennessee bill sets penalty for ticket quotas

A Law Professor Explains Why You Should Never Talk to Police

James Duane doesn’t think you should ever talk to the police. Not just, “Don’t talk to the police if you’re accused of a crime,” or, “Don’t talk to the police in an interrogation setting”—never talk to the cops, period. If you are found doing something suspicious by an officer (say, breaking into your own house because you locked yourself outside Read the full article here …

See below for the Youtube.com video referred to in the article above.


Memphis Marijuana Ordinance

This is certainly a persuasive statement from the city council, but the MPD can still charge people with a misdemeanor for simple possession. I would say its largely up to the police administration to encourage individual officers to cite those in possession of small amounts of marijuana with an ordinance violation, rather than a misdemeanor.

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