Reader: Why are police screwing suburbanites outside Metropolis and Shooters?

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On weekends the Cleveland police have set up three to four police cars around the area of two clubs in the West Bank of the Flats, Metropolis and Shooters. The city also concurrently extended a one-way segment of Elm Street (intentionally poorly marked) and added new stop signs on the surrounding streets, essentially setting up a trap. The police have been using this as a money machine for almost two months, issuing no warnings and ticketing everyone they can get their hands on. I personally witnessed this carnival for 3-4 hours last Friday night. This is supposedly in response to a gang shooting in the area...
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