– Re: Peace the Police
In Reply To
Of course, what was not disclosed was:
1) You were no longer presumed innocent.
2) You no longer have the benefit of a jury
3) Because you no longer benefited from a presumption of innocence, it went from the "representative" government having to prove you were guilty to you proving you were innocent.
Since you were no longer dealing with crimes, you are in a forum where anything an agent says is presumed true. Accordingly, if the agent says you were speeding, you have to prove a negative. That is, you have to prove you were not.
It's no coincidence cities, counties and the state profited from this.
The problem changed in the sixties. "Trusted" servants convinced the public it would be good to decriminalize traffic laws. The concept pushed was, no longer would you be a criminal for doing five over the limit.