Since everyone seems to be on the take these days I have decided to change the world, one person at a time. I am tired of paying $50 to avoid the hassle of a ticket, whether deserved or not. If you are speeding, run a light even though every taxi in town does it, talk on your cell while driving, these are infractions and if broken you deserve a ticket. Yesterday I went postal when the following happened: I was driving from Campestre back to town, tooling along in the center lane, not speeding, not on the phone, seat belt on, just minding my own business (that's a change) when a police car pulled to my right and ordered me to pull over. First thing was that there were 3 people in the car. I think this was a training session to show a rookie how to rip people off, especially if you have foreign plates. First thing is that this dude told me that my window tint was too dark. He had his little rule book handy when I argued that point. It says something about the tint cannot impede the vision. Hell, every taxi and Suburban has darker windows than mine. I got out of the car, went to the rear and you could clearly see all the way through to the front. Same thing from looking from one side through to the other. Then he walked around the car and discovered another infraction of no front plate. Cars registered in Florida only have a rear plate. But I had my Importation Permit and all my papers were in order. Finally, he said I had been drinking, that he could smell alcohol on my breath. Hell, I had a damn cough drop in my mouth, stuck out my tongue to show him, and showed him the package it came from. That put me over the edge. I went back to my car and got pen and paper. I demanded to know his name and to see his credentials and wanted the name of his supervisor. i told him this was a bullshit shakedown (I can't say that in Spanish but he got my point) and that he was disrespecting me, foreign residents, himself, his department and his heritage. I may have said something about his mama. He then handed me my license and told me I was getting only a warning. $50 is not a lot of money to avoid the hassle but paying it only contributes to the problem continuing. I am simply not going to put up with it anymore and urge everyone else to argue for your rights not to get ripped off by these characters. It just makes the problem worse. Amen.