37 Blog Posts From the Corruption Tag


ATE Racket Report for June 3, 2019

ATE Racket Report for June 3, 2019

The ATE Racket Report is a weekly feature of the oos blog. We want to bring the issues of automated traffic enforcement to our supporters in a more coherent up-to-date fashion.   Compiled by oos Base Director James C. Walker and oos Communications Director Shelia Dunn.  Headlines are from May 25-31, 2019  Texas Governor Gregg […]

Is the coverup a crime?

Is the coverup a crime?

Obstruction of justice. The phrase is in the air recently. Two incidents, one reported in the press and one not, straddle the line between bad record keeping and a crime. The Massachusetts State Police destroyed evidence of its corruption. Massachusetts RMV hid evidence of police misconduct. Obstruction of justice? Maybe not. The recent string of […]

Three felonies a shift

Three felonies a shift

It’s hard to commit just one crime. Voluminous indictments are routine in the federal system. A single act can be many crimes and a continuing crime can be divided into discrete events. So Judge Mark Wolf was skeptical when corrupt police officers were allowed to plead guilty to just one minor crime. The Massachusetts State […]

Officer Frank: oos E-Newsletter #538

Officer Frank: oos E-Newsletter #538

Editor’s Note: Over the years, the oos has received occasional from law enforcement officers who have complained about department policies, sometimes crafted to avoid direct violation of state anti-ticket-quota laws, which force officers to write a predetermined number of citations during each work shift. The following commentary recently submitted to us by “Officer Frank” […]

ATE Racket Report for April 29, 2019

ATE Racket Report for April 29, 2019

The ATE Racket Report is a weekly feature of the oos blog. We want to bring the issues of automated traffic enforcement to our supporters in a more coherent up-to-date fashion.   Compiled by oos Base Director James C. Walker and oos Communications Director Shelia Dunn.  For the Week of April 19-26, 2019 National When […]