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Resource ID: #18962
Subject: Law Enforcement
Source: News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)
Date: December 7



Reporter's from the News Tribune discovered that police officers in the small town of Fife, WA, averaged 1,013 tickets per 1,000 residents in 2000. Traffic tickets outnumbered people in Fife, population 4,784, in 2000 with 4,846. The News Tribune's investigation found that the combination of location, lower speed limits and aggressive policing led to the situation in Fife, where a large number of traffic tickets are given to motorists passing through town. Citizens and public officials in Fife are divided over the ticketing practices.

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