Freeport, Illinois Speed Traps
Park police in unmarked car ticketed me at 29mph in a 25mph zone. Officer was clearly hiding – we were out-of-towners and not familiar with the area; came off of a 45mph zone on the West end of town by the Community college and all the churches. Officer kept dwelling on my being from out of town and said I was a "nice man." Lady at antique mall downtown heard of this ridiculous ticket, and got angry at Freeport for doing things like this to tourists, when the town is visibly a dump and in desperate need of any tourists. RubberMaid took their HQ and left town for Atlanta last week I heard….probably too many tickets!
This is an area that black should not drive through . i passed a cop at an intersection with my window down (i’m black)driving a 88 rusty ford ranger pickup five seconds after another motorist , the cop pulled out and followed me for two miles then pulled me over , he said that the reason he pulled me over was because the tow ball on the bumper of my truck was blocking the view of my plate number. (if you’ve ever seen a pickup with a ball on the bumper you know that this is bull), he checked my papers and all was ok and he let me go . this area is not just a speed trap it is a trap for all non-white , i am not a kid (42yrs old), worked on my job for 23years , i don’t drink nor do drugs and i KNOW that cop was ticked because of that , and on top of all that he stayed on me for 4 miles he let me go , so watch out if you are black and driving through freeport illinois