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VIDEO: Watch an Undercover Police Extortion Operation in Action

It’s a trap!

Dunwoody, GA — Police in the US possess a unique ability to raise money for their departments. Whenever times are rough, cops can simply take to the streets, enforce arbitrary traffic violations, and, voila — revenue generated — job security reinvigorated.

While many departments will go out and attempt to catch cars driving faster than the posted speed limit to collect revenue, departments nationwide are figuring out a far easier way to trap citizens in their web of extortion — crosswalks.

As the Free Thought Project reported last year, some departments will go to extraordinary lengths to separate the citizen from their money, as was the case in Fort Lee, NJ.

In Fort Lee, a cop dressed up as Donald Duck and darted out into the intersection to trap drivers going through the crosswalk. In only one day, the Fort Lee police department raised a whopping $29,900.00.

Since this high-profile case in New Jersey, other departments, such as the Dunwoody police in Georgia have taken to this scam.

Just as jaywalking is ostensibly designed for human safety, so are crosswalks. By the logic of the state, a small yellow sign and two white lines are supposed to “protect” pedestrians as they cross busy roadways blindly.

Of course, drivers should be aware of crosswalks and pedestrians. However, in the video below, it is clear that this crosswalk is placed in a high-traffic area and is quite useless for stopping cars — which, consequently, is exactly why the Dunwoody police are using it to bolster their bottom line.

In the brief video below, the officers’ scam is exposed. They place their undercover ‘pedestrian’ at the beginning of the crosswalk, and he waits for a car to drive down the road before stepping into the crosswalk. When the cars do not stop, because it’s such a high traffic area, they are then pulled over and extorted.

The Dunwoody police department predictably claims this trap is in the interest of public safety. If they don’t pull over drivers and issue them several hundred dollars in fines, pedestrians will die.

If there was an actual safety issue at this crosswalk, issuing fines to passersby is no way of solving it. All this approach does is turn pedestrians into bait. Instead of addressing the actual problem, police turn it into a windfall of revenue.

A first grader could figure it out. If there is a safety risk, put up a stop light, a stop sign, a cross guard, a walkover bridge — anything else but two white lines and a small yellow sign. But, if they actually solved the safety issue, then they would eliminate that stream of revenue — and so we have the scene below.

Notice how the officer at the end breaks the law by failing to signal when he goes after his victim.

 

Posted by Official WorldStarHipHop on Sunday, February 28, 2016

  • Brian Hogge

    Until I looked in my wallet I didn’t believe that your mother had somehow taken my last $10 while I was banging her…perhaps you were in on it!!!

  • Cam Alft

    criminal cops have been doing this since they put in the walks,getting people for not stopping,they even did it if you stop less than 100 ft behind a bus[how do they measure that]they don’t…it’s all a guess and it’s all a scam,just like insurance scammers,they will get you and they are criminals,doing this is a criminal,con artist game,and they love to do it,they are so corrupt and don’t care about the people of their city’s…ever,cops are criminals,every last one of them…………..

    • Phake Booke

      They’re a bunch of career criminals. Worst of the worst. Zero respect for any scumbag who signs up for law enforcement. Human garbage.

      • Cam Alft

        exactly….spot on.

  • sfcarlt

    Looks like a pretty busy roadway where a pedestrian trying to cross the road is in peril, which would justify some authoritarian action. I guess putting in a pedestrian signal makes way too much sense.

    • jeff

      or a bridge over the road like they do everywhere else

  • Ян Кариси

    Your revenue generation by pedestrian entrapment does NOT enhance safety, it actually decreases it. If someone were to stop short prior to the cross walk they could cause someone to hit them from behind. Your operation is the same as red light cameras that have been proven to cause more accident than prevent.
    1. I have been hit two times as a pedestrian and once on my bicycle, I know both sides of this story
    2. Didn’t your parents teach, look both ways and cross when it is safe to the other side. But then again, your just stupid Criminals On Patrol, I guess your parents are just as retarded as you are.
    If you were really concerned with pedestrian safety, which you aren’t, you job is to punish and enslave, you would install lighted pedestrian crossings that stop traffic completely. Or better yet, make a pedestrian tunnel or bridge in countries that are not a police state like the Nazi United Police States of America feat the Dunwoody Police Department.
    YOU FAIL!!! Bad Pig… No Donut!

    • Phake Booke

      They don’t care! Wouldn’t matter to them if you were lying dead in the street. Enforcing these things has nothing to do about safety. Their only concern, the reason they wake up in the morning is to generate revenue….. and of course kick some ass/terrorize folks on the side.

  • Karen M. Cooper

    I lived on a busy road just like this and it was impossible to cross the street. No one ever stopped. This is the cop’s job.

    • Reese ErchGuy

      You’re missing the point. In California, in many locations like this, they have a post with a button on it for the pedestrian to push. Pushing the button turns on flashing lights, both on the posts on both sides of the street, and in “city titties” embedded in the street. Just leaving an unsafe pedestrian crossing situation in place and giving out tickets all day is for revenue, not safety.

  • Edward Drew

    Someone should take this to court and see if the judges are also in on it!
    We have the same signs at our grocery store parking lot. Every car that passed should have been ticketed, the man was waiting to cross for all of them.

    • Phake Booke

      Small town America, wouldn’t be surprising if the judges are in on the game. Would make sense. That’s kind of their thing.

  • Phake Booke

    Too bad no one ran the scumbag over, do the rest of us a favor.

  • Vegas

    I received this ticket on flamingo rd in las vegas Nevada about one month ago. It is criminal how they are rigging the money system. In Las vegas it is easy to pay a lawyer to reduce the fine than actually fight the system. There was 6 motor cycle cops chasing down victims. I would say they wrote 200 tickets in about a couple of hours.

  • Harry Houston

    TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242
    Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnaping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
    http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/crm/242fin.php

  • timbo

    Where is the video? Looks like clickbait with no video.