Eastville #1 in the state for law enforcement revenues
It’s because of Smitty. That deputy has his own day in court for all of his speeding tickets he’s written.
That’s impressive for the number of small town speed traps in Virginia.
Deep down, when $3 out of every $4 in a town comes from traffic enforcement you’re doing something wrong. It isn’t about public safety anymore, and using application of civil and criminal law to collect revenue isn’t the role of government, and just fundamentally feels wrong.
Welp, after all the years of tax cuts this is how localities make their money now. You still pay, just in the form of traffic tickets instead of taxes…
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