"It should be an enforcement tool, not a revenue generator," [Cedar Falls Police Chief Jeff] Olson said.In a sense that would make this extortion, as in one is forced to pay up.
As for issuing warnings instead of $100 fines:
"We talked about a tryout period to just issue warnings. But we have to keep in mind the company isn't going to give us $60,000 in equipment to issue warnings and not generate revenue," Olson said.What just a sec, here. I thought he said it was about enforcement of laws, not revenue. Then he states its about generating revenue and not issue a warning.
But he didn't mention it's really about safety, safety, safety.