“Testilying” – How Cops Routinely Lie in the Courtroom

Written by Gregory Monte. I first discussed the issue of cops lying in court back in early June – Cops Would Never Lie in Court … Right? I bring it up again, because in the course of recent research I came across a term that I had never heard before.  In People v. Campbell, 2019 IL App … Continue reading “Testilying” – How Cops Routinely Lie in the Courtroom

The Police as “Community Caretakers”

“The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.” Ronald Reagan Written by Gregory Monte. I first encountered the idea of a community caretaker when reading about an individual who was pulled over by the police for stopping too long at a stop sign.  I found this … Continue reading The Police as “Community Caretakers”

A Traffic Ticket for Hanging an Air-Freshener Off Your Rear-View Mirror?

Written by Gregory Monte. Many states have motor vehicle statutes that prohibit drivers from hanging items off the rear view mirror of a vehicle.  In this post I cite several examples to illustrate the many ways that the law can be written.  Some are clear and straightforward (Vermont) and some are as vague as they come … Continue reading A Traffic Ticket for Hanging an Air-Freshener Off Your Rear-View Mirror?

Want to Beat a Parking Ticket? You Might Not Want to Try This …

Written by Gregory Monte. In the six months since I started this blog, I have never discussed how to beat a parking ticket (although I did write about a Constitutional issue related to parking enforcement).  The main reason for this is that people rarely choose to contest them.  Do I really want to spend hours researching/finding … Continue reading Want to Beat a Parking Ticket? You Might Not Want to Try This …

Beating a Stop Sign Ticket in Ohio – A Technicality in the Law that Works

Written by Gregory Monte. What you will read in this post is a 100% full-proof way to beat a stop sign ticket in Ohio.  The only catch is that the sign you allegedly violated must have been improperly placed by the authorities. There are many ways that a stop sign can be improperly installed, but I … Continue reading Beating a Stop Sign Ticket in Ohio – A Technicality in the Law that Works

Lower Speed Limits Are Better … Right?

Written by Gregory Monte. "We found there was an increase in fatal and injury crashes at locations with posted speed limits set 10 miles per hour or more below engineering recommendations." Vikash Gayah, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Penn State Engineering Studies and Speed Limits According to the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) … Continue reading Lower Speed Limits Are Better … Right?

Google Trends and Traffic Tickets

Written by Gregory Monte. Google Trends is a website which tells you what people are searching for on the internet.  The logic behind it is pretty simple - the more people use a particular search term, the more interest they have in that particular topic. Note: All of the charts included in this blog post … Continue reading Google Trends and Traffic Tickets