6 Blog Posts From the INDIANA Tag


Watch Out—You Could be Next!: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #475

Watch Out—You Could be Next!: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #475

Most people’s interaction with a police officer is usually during a traffic stop. The anxiety and fear that most of us feel when stopped by a police officer makes it worse when we believe we have done nothing wrong or thought we were doing the right thing. Placed in jeopardy of receiving a ticket or […]

They did their job too well

A small town replaced its police force because officers were ticketing residents. Utica, Indiana (poulation 800) is a suburban enclave within the city of Jeffersonville. It used to have 10 police officers, mostly volunteers, with the Sheriff for backup. 800 people, 10 officers, and too many stop signs. Nobody said so on camera. Behind the […]

How to annoy a federal judge

In late 2015 the Indiana Appeals Court ruled that the city of Carmel illegally reclassified state traffic law violations as municipal ordinance violations to earn more revenue. A lawyer rounded up some plaintiffs for a federal civil rights action and barely escaped being fined for a frivolous lawsuit. Here’s a look at how not to […]

A drop in the bucket

A series of stories is making the rounds saying Indiana police are enforcing the “slowpoke law” prohibiting left lane blocking. No, they aren’t. 100 tickets in a year statewide is not enforcement. My city writes more speeding tickets in a month. I expect Indiana police use the law like my police, for pretext stops and […]

Why blanket speed limits are wrong (continued)

I wrote about Boston police being told to ticket anybody going over 30 within city limits, which is not the law. More recently Lawrence County, Indiana, told police to ticket anybody going over 35 within the county, which is also not the law. (A legal blog also reported this story.) In Indiana the speed limit […]

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