Bergen County law enforcement chose to educate drivers instead of extorting them and accidents went down. They also started investigating actual crimes instead of generating revenue. However, this lack of revenue sent politicians into a frenzy and the police have since gone back to writing tickets. In the last six months alone, the number of tickets written has skyrocketed by nearly 450 percent to keep those inflated bureaucratic salaries flowing.
The question to ask now is, will Ferguson do the same?
If history is any indicator, we can see that the government always tends to take more. The residents of Ferguson, who’ve been finding themselves with more money, as of late, could soon see that windfall brought to a grinding revenue generating halt.