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nerd guy
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Member since Dec 2008
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Dallas officers wrote 37,000 fewer traffic tickets


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Good thing? Bad thing? Should Baton Rouge PD shift to this tactic? I don't know if violent crimes have even dropped since they started this, and i'm too lazy to look.

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The Dallas Police Department, like its counterparts in other big U.S. cities, has shifted resources to concentrate on fighting violent crimes and property crimes, offenses that are reported to the FBI and widely used to assess the overall safety of cities.










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jimbeam
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University of LSU
Member since Oct 2011
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re: Dallas officers wrote 37,000 fewer traffic tickets


Dallas>>>>>>br duh





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Alatgr
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Mobeezy, Alabizzle
Member since Sep 2005
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re: Dallas officers wrote 37,000 fewer traffic tickets


Good thing. Much better than how the former chief and mayor here addressed those pesky FBI crime stats by doing things like reporting armed robbery as petty theft, and rape as misdemeanor assault, etc.





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LaBornNRaised
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re: Dallas officers wrote 37,000 fewer traffic tickets


Dallas is an awesome city. If they had a football team, I would think about moving there.





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nerd guy
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Dallas
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mkibod1
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South of the Donna Dixon Line
Member since Jan 2011
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re: Dallas officers wrote 37,000 fewer traffic tickets


You mean they are actually going to Protect and Serve? Brilliant!





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Chaz95
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Dallas, Texas
Member since Nov 2007
18721 posts

re: Dallas officers wrote 37,000 fewer traffic tickets


I've noticed that most Dallas cops are just generally cool people. My son has always waved to them, and he always gets big smiles and waves back...Highland Park cops will u-turn and give you a ticket if your inspection sticker is one month overdue.





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Hammertime
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apples
Member since Jan 2012
13493 posts

re: Dallas officers wrote 37,000 fewer traffic tickets


It seems like when you wave to them, they get suspicious and want to pull you over





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Chaz95
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Dallas, Texas
Member since Nov 2007
18721 posts

re: Dallas officers wrote 37,000 fewer traffic tickets


Not when you're ten





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Emiliooo
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re: Dallas officers wrote 37,000 fewer traffic tickets


Ft Worth > Dallas





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Scruffy
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Member since Jul 2011
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re: Dallas officers wrote 37,000 fewer traffic tickets


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Good thing?
Yes.
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Should Baton Rouge PD shift to this tactic?
Definitely, but they won't. Too much money involved.






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LSUzealot
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New Orleans
Member since Sep 2003
49503 posts

re: Dallas officers wrote 37,000 fewer traffic tickets


Wow. That's awesome. Let's assume 1 traffic ticket takes 10-15 minutes.

That saved Dallas an amazing 9,250 man hours.
Holy shite how many crimes could BR actually solve if they did this.






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Catman88
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2004
38791 posts

re: Dallas officers wrote 37,000 fewer traffic tickets


They wouldn't save any time. The void would obviously be filled playing on their laptops surfing the web reading forums and what not..





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LSUtoOmaha
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Nashville
Member since Apr 2004
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That saved Dallas an amazing 9,250 man hours.
Holy shite how many crimes could BR actually solve if they did this.



20-30 extra year is my guess.






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brewhan davey
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Member since Sep 2010
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re: Dallas officers wrote 37,000 fewer traffic tickets


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The Dallas Police Department, like its counterparts in other big U.S. cities, has shifted resources to concentrate on fighting violent crimes and property crimes, offenses that are reported to the FBI and widely used to assess the overall safety of cities.


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Good thing? Bad thing?


I don't think there is any question.






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StrangeBrew
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Member since May 2009
12977 posts

re: Dallas officers wrote 37,000 fewer traffic tickets


And they got rid of the red light cameras





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Will Cover
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Nashville, TN
Member since Mar 2007
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re: Dallas officers wrote 37,000 fewer traffic tickets


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And they got rid of the red light cameras



Are you sure about that? I ask, because I still know of one that I believe is in use on Lemmon Avenue by Love Field.






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Tiger1242
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Member since Jul 2011
19419 posts

re: Dallas officers wrote 37,000 fewer traffic tickets


Awesome, I guess I need to stop worrying about breaking traffic laws





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BottomlandBrew
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New Orleans
Member since Aug 2010
10957 posts

re: Dallas officers wrote 37,000 fewer traffic tickets


NOPD basically ignores all traffic violations unless it's caught by a camera, but that's more because they're lazy rather than they've shifted tactics.


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LSUGrrrl
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Frisco, TX
Member since Jul 2007
4256 posts

re: Dallas officers wrote 37,000 fewer traffic tickets


I frequently see police actually patrolling neighborhoods a and business areas. Our neighborhood has a FB page where we communicate and tag our policy department. We always get a response right away and have had police respond to investigate suspicious people within 5 minutes. Never gotten a speeding ticket and I pretty much spend my day around the area in my car. I actually like our PD.





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