I feel that the best recourse we do have is fighting every ticket in court. Make Ken explain every ticket to the judge & prosecuting attorney (the judge was not impressed by the citation for the rocks).
When you just act like sheeple & roll over & pay it erodes accountablility & makes it far too easy to write bogus tickets.
Unfortunately most folks weigh the cost of the ticket to time lost at work, travel etc & just pay. Apathy at its finest.
FYI -Officer Marcus gets overtime pay if he has to appear in court to explain himself. You may get out of a ticket now and then, but he gets OT pay regardless and that right there is part of the incentive to write tickets. I am sure Officer Marcus won't mind appearing in court ~ I sure wouldn't mind if I were in his shoes.
The only way this could fall back on Officer Marcus is that his superiors catch on and see he is getting heaps of OT pay (because of court appearances) while tickets are being excused. I seriously doubt they have him under such a microscope. That could take years for them to figure out that he's making money off his overzealous signature.