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When law enforcement is used to raise revenue for the state (and the purpose of such quotas is surely that), the State Police forfeit any claim to be acting strictly on behalf of public safety. Such “taxation by citation,” as the Institute for Justice calls it, inevitably leads to more anger and frustration on the part of the public and less trust in the police.

Sometimes, faith can go a long way. Earlier this month, on his daughter’s 16th birthday, Michael Worsham bought an Extreme Millions scratch-off ticket from a convenience store in Chesapeake’s Greenbrier East area. He thought he’d won $100, until he saw the additional zeros. But it wasn’t the first time Worsham bought a winning ticket — he won $2.5 million in December 2014, right before ...

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