Bellingham Receives a Grant that will Set Quotas for Police Officers
Bellingham was given a grant by the state to support “Target Zero”, a program that is aimed at reducing fatalities, serious injury crashes, and all late hour crashes in Whatcom county. In the context of DUI it means 24 less vehicular homicides and 120 less vehicular assaults. How this program accomplishes these goals is by placing a quota on police officers; arrest 1 DUI suspect for every 4 hours per each officer while they are on active duty. Bellingham DUI attorney Jonathan Rands debates on this weeks podcast, do these quotas push law enforcement to the edge of what is legal?