ReasonTV | Jun 16, 2014
Road Pirates with Badges Plunder Motorists to Fund Police:
Don't cops have better things to do?!
It may look like extortion, but cops in Mountain, View Colorado call it policing.
The small Colorado town funds police salaries by writing a ridiculous amount of traffic tickets.
Got an air freshener or graduation tassels hanging from your rearview mirror?
That'll get you an "obstructed view" citation!
The Mountain View Police Department (MVPD) dished out 885 of those last year, which is more than Denver police issued in a city about 1000 times as populous as Mountain View.
~ "MAGIC" ~