A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 22, 2014
Road Pirates (police nickname)

"Road Pirates—Paid by/with your money to steal your money” is a popular poster. The saying refers to “theft by cop” (civil asset forfeiture), where police stop cars and take the cash inside—and sometimes even the entire vehicle—without the obligation to file criminal charges. “Road pirates” also refers to police who write many tickets for small offenses, harassing motorists but generating revenue.

“Road Pirates - Paid By Your Money To Steal Your Money” was cited on Twitter on November 24, 2013.


Facebook
Cop Block shared Ladies of Cop Block’s photo.
October 15, 2013 ·
Lauryn, founder of Baltimore Cop Block, on the lookout for the predatory actions of area road pirates known to don Baltimore Police Department badges.

Twitter
iambinarymind
‏@iambinarymind
Road Pirates - Paid By Your Money To Steal Your Money - #police http://tmblr.co/ZSqJtw-INNDr
8:23 AM - 24 Nov 2013

Twitter
Trip 
‏@wildperspective
All cops are is “Road Pirates”, paid by your money to steal your money.
5:05 PM - 27 Nov 2013

YouTube
Road pirates harassing innocents.
Cop Watchers Lake Tahoe
Published on Jan 25, 2014
Road pirates harassing innocents. This guy does better than the cop in his DUI check and the cop still breathalyzes him!

Urban Dictionary
Road Pirate
A road pirate is a person that is employed by the state to steal money from you as you drive. They can be spotted hiding behind signs, parking lots or speeding past you on the road. Their cars are equipped with sirens and lights to scare you into pulling over when they are behind you. Their cars also have cages in them where they will place you to transport you to a larger cage.
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by krazimu March 28, 2014

YouTube
Road Pirates: Atlanta Area Police Writing Double the Tickets
Asa Jay
Published on Jun 13, 2014

Reason.com
Road Pirates with Badges Plunder Motorists to Fund Police: Don’t cops have better things to do?!
Ted Balaker | June 16, 2014
It may look like extortion, but cops in Mountain, View Colorado call it policing. The small Colorado town funds police salaries by writing a ridiculous amount of traffic tickets.

LiveLeak
Armed Road Pirates to now take Debit and Credit Card Payments?
Embedded video [original url]
Are police mere armed revenue collectors? Should police be able to take cash and credit or debit card payments? Should police just be able to confiscate your property and cash because they feel like it?
Added: 9 days ago Occurred On: Nov-13-2014
By: SvenVonErick

Twitter
MVSON PVYNE☪✞
‏@MasonPayne16
Cops 🚓 = road pirates… Paid by your money to steal your money 🚨
5:13 PM - 19 Nov 2014

Twitter
Freedom and Liberty
‏@Liberty_4_Us
Road Pirates: Paid With Your Money To Steal Your Money http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/11/no_author/paid-with-your-money-to-steal-your-money/ … #freedom #liberty
12:22 PM - 22 Nov 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Saturday, November 22, 2014 • Permalink


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