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Louisiana Appeals Court Busts Speed Trap Town

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The town of Woodworth, Louisiana is in hot water. Police officers were caught on dashcam video shaking down innocent motorists during a traffic stop, and the state's second highest court wants the city to pay for it....

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Comment by Dennis Treybil
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It's about time. You can't travel US 165 in Louisiana without getting a speeding ticket. About 10 years ago, there was a near riot over a ticket written in Woodworth for 1 mph over the limit. A high-ranking state official - governor, or ag, got involved and let the town know that US 165 had not been 4-laned to generate revenue for the town of Woodworth. Once a guy gets a "taste of easy money" on the side of the road, few can resist the temptation to make more . . . FWIW. DC Treybil