When I was on the state police, you had to give 8 for 8. That is, you had to show enough work on your activity sheet that you had eight points of activity for eight hours worked. A traffic stop was worth one point, whether you gave a warning or a civil infraction. (For comparison, an arrest was worth four - because of the extra time and work involved.) According to the Boston Herald, the MSP is now making a citation worth 1.5 and a warning worth only 1. I call that a tax hike.
Think Deval Patrick is behind it?