https://www.al.com/news/2022/01/police-in-this-tiny-alabama-town-suck-drivers-into-legal-black-hole.html Brookside is a town of under 2,000 people, only a few miles of road, no traffic lights, and very few serious crimes. One year only 55 crimes were actually reported by citizens, none of them rapes or homicides, and yet their police force made hundreds of arrests, issued hundreds of tickets, and towed hundreds of cars. Brookside's police force is much, much larger than normal for a town of its size, and so notoriously aggressive that the courthouse runs out of parking every day. Fines of up to $500 are issued for driving only a few miles over the speed limit, even briefly, and the police patrol non-stop in unmarked cars. The police chief believes that this still isn't enough, and he speaks of it entirely in terms of town revenue. The town has seen a 600% increase in revenue from the constant ticketing of its own citizens and he has called this a "failure" because it "could be much more." This is an extreme example, but it's a glimpse into the reality of American policing everywhere. ALL police forces make more arrests and issue more tickets than are needed to "keep people safe," because police are the tools used by states to seize more money from their populace.