POLICE WHO DO NOT ALWAYS FOLLOW THE LAW
-- JOHN STOSSEL SAYS "GIVE ME ABREAK" --
ON ABC NEWS' "20/20," FRIDAY, JUNE 27
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Can the police punish you for breaking rules they themselves ignore? In Warren, Michigan, one cop alone issued almost 4,000 tickets last year for running stop signs. But when people complained to Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ reporter Heather Catallo, she took her cameras out to see if cops stopped at the stop signs. Most, it turned out, did not. John Stossel asks Warren's police commissioner if this isn't just a moneymaking scam, and says to all those cops who would punish us for not doing what they themselves don't do, �give me a break.' The report airs on "20/20," FRIDAY, JUNE 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
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"20/20" is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and John Stossel. David Sloan is executive producer.