During an open meeting earlier today, Prescott City Councilman Bob Roecker admitted to wanting to make “bucketfuls of money” from the deployment and utilization of photo enforcement equipment, according to Prescott eNews:
Roecker wants to make bucketfuls of money on this, and take the funds to “turn it into an educational process so we don’t have to keep doing this all the time. I want us to make money on this deal and turn it into an educational opportunity for our citizens.”
Awww… they just want to “educate” you— how special.
All joking aside, since when is it proper for government to openly admit wanting to make money off of a violation of the law?
Once a revenue stream is established for a certain crime, can there really be an honest effort to prevent such crimes? Or does the City become a co-conspirator in trying to make you violate the law?