|Jericho police were so into speed traps they ignored other calls|
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Every state has one — that nasty little town where the police force’s sole duty is to pinch all who pass through for speeding. But Jericho, Arkansas took it to a whole new level.
The village has but 174 residents and not a single business. Yet it also has seven police officers who seem to do nothing more than conduct speed traps. Residents are so pissed that they’ve vandalized squad cars in the past, forcing the department to park them out of town overnight. “You can’t even get them to answer a call because normally they’re
writing tickets,” Crittenden County Sheriff’s investigator Thomas Martin told the Associated Press. “They’re not providing a
service to the citizens.”
So you can imagine Fire Chief Don Payne was a little pissed when he received his second ticket — in the same day. He’d failed to get one ticket dismissed on August 27, then returned to court after receiving a second that day. That’s when an argument erupted between the chief and the seven cops who attended the hearing…