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(Daily Mail)   Not News: Man stopped by police for expired registration. News: He is honest and tells officer "I don't have the money, It was either feed my kids or get my registration done." FARK: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his ticket   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 138
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2012-12-15 01:22:15 AM  
trickle down government
 
2012-12-15 01:22:27 AM  
Totally going to use this next time.
 
2012-12-15 01:23:01 AM  
Only a dis-honest cop would have a $100.
 
2012-12-15 01:24:29 AM  
He'll be fired by morning.
 
2012-12-15 01:25:27 AM  
B.S. No cop makes enough money to have a $100 bill on them.
 
2012-12-15 01:26:12 AM  
Feel good story. Need more of these after today.
 
2012-12-15 01:26:36 AM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: He'll be fired by morning.


He should feel the full weight of the law.
 
2012-12-15 01:27:00 AM  
After the way this day's gone...

Faith in humanity: +10

Seriously, that man deserves a few beers.
 
2012-12-15 01:27:07 AM  
Seriously, that's a lot of donuts. Kudos to the cop.
 
2012-12-15 01:27:39 AM  
And by "hands the man $100 bill" the writer means "Tazed his ass and threw him violently to the ground."
 
2012-12-15 01:28:09 AM  
Did the hero tag get shot by some other cops subby?
 
2012-12-15 01:29:17 AM  
But that hundred could have bought important information on the streets from Huggie Bear.
 
2012-12-15 01:30:42 AM  
Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket
 
2012-12-15 01:31:24 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Did the hero tag get shot by some other cops subby?


The hero tag was wearing a hoodie.
 
2012-12-15 01:31:41 AM  
tl;dr

was the perp white? was the cop black?
 
2012-12-15 01:32:01 AM  
publicizing it was probably dumb. hope there's no repercussions
 
2012-12-15 01:35:00 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Totally going to use this next time.


I had the same damn thing happen to me. I was just out of my divorce, destitute, and trying to feed two kids. Tabs didn't get paid. Driving on them ment my license got suspended. Moving a lot, and sleeping in my car sometimes, meant I never got the notices.

I got arrested, and ended up paying about $1200 in fines, along with 80 hours of community service. She went to Vegas twice a year on the child support money.
 
2012-12-15 01:35:06 AM  

cowgirl toffee: Only a dis-honest cop would have a $100.


Evidently, you haven't seen the pay scales for police in your area. Here in Minnesota, they rival small-town bank president salaries.
 
2012-12-15 01:36:20 AM  
Has to be the same cop that gave the homeless man boots. It is highly improbable that there is more than one decent cop.
 
2012-12-15 01:36:43 AM  

cowgirl toffee: DarkSoulNoHope: Did the hero tag get shot by some other cops subby?

The hero tag was wearing a hoodie.


And carrying a pack of skittles.
 
2012-12-15 01:37:04 AM  

planes: cowgirl toffee: Only a dis-honest cop would have a $100.

Evidently, you haven't seen the pay scales for police in your area. Here in Minnesota, they rival small-town bank president salaries.


In Northeast Tennessee it's like working at McDonald's, but you have a company car and a better spatula.
 
2012-12-15 01:38:44 AM  
This once again proves that the law does not work both ways.

/still a nice gesture
 
2012-12-15 01:39:31 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: cowgirl toffee: DarkSoulNoHope: Did the hero tag get shot by some other cops subby?

The hero tag was wearing a hoodie.

And carrying a pack of skittles.


That's what happens when you "taste the rainbow".
 
2012-12-15 01:40:08 AM  
$100 for a $500 ticket. Ultimate troll.
 
2012-12-15 01:41:01 AM  
This is news because normally the $100 bills in tickets are going from John Q Public to Officer Friendly.
 
2012-12-15 01:41:51 AM  

cowgirl toffee: planes: cowgirl toffee: Only a dis-honest cop would have a $100.

Evidently, you haven't seen the pay scales for police in your area. Here in Minnesota, they rival small-town bank president salaries.

In Northeast Tennessee it's like working at McDonald's, but you have a company car and a better spatula.


That... explains a lot.
 
2012-12-15 01:42:35 AM  
*sigh* alright, that's a tiny bit better.
/every little bit counts


// that'swhatshesaid
///had to
 
2012-12-15 01:44:46 AM  

propasaurus: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket


lol

It was probably a fix-it ticket.
 
2012-12-15 01:45:08 AM  
This is like a long running logical debate ..


never mind.
 
2012-12-15 01:45:16 AM  
1] I don't think it's outside of a code of conduct for a police officer to give someone money, seeing as this guy is not a criminal, not involved in a criminal investigation, and does not have a position of power or other relationship with the police.
2] Only high-rollers carry c-notes.
3] How much was the ticket for, or was it just a warning, like "was on way to DMV, guy looks legit."
 
2012-12-15 01:46:02 AM  

propasaurus: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket


I kind of like that: the cop gave the ticket and the man gave the money.
 
2012-12-15 01:46:27 AM  
Bj?
 
2012-12-15 01:46:38 AM  
FTA: "With the $100 note, Carlo could update the registrations on his and his wife's cars...Registration is valid for one year in Texas and costs $50.75"

*waits for followup about him being thrown in jail for not being able to pay the ticket* 

/publicizing this was a dumb move on his part
//yeah I'm particularly cynical today
 
2012-12-15 01:46:56 AM  

Rent Party: AverageAmericanGuy: Totally going to use this next time.

I had the same damn thing happen to me. I was just out of my divorce, destitute, and trying to feed two kids. Tabs didn't get paid. Driving on them ment my license got suspended. Moving a lot, and sleeping in my car sometimes, meant I never got the notices.

I got arrested, and ended up paying about $1200 in fines, along with 80 hours of community service. She went to Vegas twice a year on the child support money.


and this is why alimony and child support laws need reform.
 
2012-12-15 01:47:43 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: propasaurus: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket

lol

It was probably a fix-it ticket.


What, like his sticker flew off and he has to get a new one? I don't think the generic traffic tickets have those.
 
2012-12-15 01:48:59 AM  
I'd rather go to my local convienience store if I want to win a lottery. Not get pulled over while I'm doing something important to me, by an armed someone that may have a stick up their ass. Oh, plus their word has full weight of authority.

$100 is cheap PR though.
 
2012-12-15 01:50:47 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: GreatGlavinsGhost: propasaurus: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket

lol

It was probably a fix-it ticket.

What, like his sticker flew off and he has to get a new one? I don't think the generic traffic tickets have those.


Don't know the specifics but there's a good chance the judge will dismiss it. In this area if you get a ticket for a headlight out or whatever, as long as you get it fixed quickly they'll usually dismiss it.
 
2012-12-15 01:51:49 AM  

propasaurus: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket


No reg is generally a fix-it ticket. Probably w/ a cost of $25 (that's what it cost me last year).

FTFA: "Registration is valid for one year in Texas and costs $50.75"

GOD DAMN IT TO FARKING HELL! I've got a 16 year old truck and the Sacramento vampires are still charging me $200 every farking year. And recently some Democrat asshole wanted to farking TRIPLE the car registration fee. Yeah, farkers, dump on the poor some more. Sheesh! Where's OBL when you need him? Sacramento needs to be nuked. (I keed).

End rant.

On the other hand, I've got nothing but love in my heart for the 7 Garden Grove cops that gave us $125 one evening.
 
2012-12-15 01:52:32 AM  
I don't understand.

The guy didn't look as if he has big enough breasts to receive this act of kindness.
 
2012-12-15 01:52:46 AM  
this made uk news? probably from the Grandfather writing to the PD. otherwise this doesn't need to be in the news. get over it. It's 100 bucks and the man had a good honest moving story.
 
2012-12-15 01:53:19 AM  

danielscissorhands: Has to be the same cop that gave the homeless man boots. It is highly improbable that there is more than one decent cop.


There are a LOT of good cops out there. Maybe they suck for you because you're a douchebag?
 
2012-12-15 01:54:56 AM  

UsikFark: 1] I don't think it's outside of a code of conduct for a police officer to give someone money, seeing as this guy is not a criminal, not involved in a criminal investigation, and does not have a position of power or other relationship with the police.
2] Only high-rollers carry c-notes.
3] How much was the ticket for, or was it just a warning, like "was on way to DMV, guy looks legit."


er... no. At least not here in OC
 
2012-12-15 01:55:52 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: propasaurus: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket

lol

It was probably a fix-it ticket.


Was told by a LEO in FL. that they can arrest you for driving an unregistered vehicle. Never looked into it, though.
 
2012-12-15 01:56:58 AM  


Don't know the specifics but there's a good chance the judge will dismiss it. In this area if you get a ticket for a headlight out or whatever, as long as you get it fixed quickly they'll usually dismiss it.


Most courts in Texas will dismiss a ticket like this if the violation is corrected within 10 days of receiving the ticket.
 
2012-12-15 01:57:17 AM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: danielscissorhands: Has to be the same cop that gave the homeless man boots. It is highly improbable that there is more than one decent cop.

There are a LOT of good cops out there. Maybe they suck for you because you're a douchebag?


4.bp.blogspot.com

Armed!
 
2012-12-15 01:57:31 AM  

cowgirl toffee: Only a dis-honest cop would have a $100.


Stolen drug money. And damn it I want it back!
 
2012-12-15 01:57:36 AM  
Lots of ignorant Farkers in this thread. Things like no insurance, no reg, broken tail-light, etc are fix-it tickets, and eitehr cost zero or a nominal amount, like $25.

The ignorance is understandable, I guess, since I'm pretty sure that a lot of you aren't old enough to drive.
 
2012-12-15 01:58:03 AM  

cowgirl toffee: DarkSoulNoHope: cowgirl toffee: DarkSoulNoHope: Did the hero tag get shot by some other cops subby?

The hero tag was wearing a hoodie.

And carrying a pack of skittles.

That's what happens when you "taste the rainbow".


Strangely enough it tastes like lead.
 
2012-12-15 01:59:40 AM  

bubbernuts: propasaurus: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket

I kind of like that: the cop gave the ticket and the man gave the money.


The pictures make the ticket look blank. At least the bottom half is (no signature)
 
2012-12-15 02:02:22 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: GreatGlavinsGhost: propasaurus: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket

lol

It was probably a fix-it ticket.

Was told by a LEO in FL. that they can arrest you for driving an unregistered vehicle. Never looked into it, though.


you have to be a certain color.
 
2012-12-15 02:03:36 AM  

apoptotic: FTA: "With the $100 note, Carlo could update the registrations on his and his wife's cars...Registration is valid for one year in Texas and costs $50.75"

*waits for followup about him being thrown in jail for not being able to pay the ticket* 

/publicizing this was a dumb move on his part
//yeah I'm particularly cynical today


Typically in my state (Wisconsin) tickets for things like expired registration, suspended driver license, and equiipment violations are dropped down to the lowest possible charge if the problem is taken care of before the court date. For example, if you were busted for driving with a suspended license and got it reinstated before your court date, you would end up with a charge of license not in possession or some such. Wonder if it is the same in Texas.

But beyond that, this is why we need better public transportation: we have far too many people driving when they can't afford it not because they're evil but because they have no choice.
 
2012-12-15 02:04:04 AM  
So an honorable, decent person accidentally got hired by the police. Mistakes happen.
 
2012-12-15 02:05:32 AM  

propasaurus: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket


Yeah. I thought that too. Would have been nicer to just let him go with a warning.
 
2012-12-15 02:07:18 AM  

Rent Party: AverageAmericanGuy: Totally going to use this next time.

I had the same damn thing happen to me. I was just out of my divorce, destitute, and trying to feed two kids. Tabs didn't get paid. Driving on them ment my license got suspended. Moving a lot, and sleeping in my car sometimes, meant I never got the notices.

I got arrested, and ended up paying about $1200 in fines, along with 80 hours of community service. She went to Vegas twice a year on the child support money.


i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-12-15 02:12:10 AM  
I'll mail him a bus ticket for his wife to come spend a few weeks earning some you know, grocery money.
 
2012-12-15 02:12:41 AM  

danielscissorhands: Has to be the same cop that gave the homeless man boots. It is highly improbable that there is more than one decent cop.


Evidently you didn't see the cops in Connecticutt today, or Oregon Tuesday, or.....
 
2012-12-15 02:13:40 AM  

shtychkn: propasaurus: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket

Yeah. I thought that too. Would have been nicer to just let him go with a warning.


At least with giving him the ticket, the cop had some assurance the guy would use the money for his car (knowing the ticket would be dismissed if he does) instead of using it for hookers/blow.
 
2012-12-15 02:15:42 AM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: UsikFark: 1] I don't think it's outside of a code of conduct for a police officer to give someone money, seeing as this guy is not a criminal, not involved in a criminal investigation, and does not have a position of power or other relationship with the police.
2] Only high-rollers carry c-notes.
3] How much was the ticket for, or was it just a warning, like "was on way to DMV, guy looks legit."

er... no. At least not here in OC


ATMs don't dispense them. Many small retailers won't accept them. If one of those doesn't apply to OC, fine, but for the average Joe hundreds of dollars are carried in a checking account, not as cash.
 
2012-12-15 02:21:48 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: GreatGlavinsGhost: propasaurus: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket

lol

It was probably a fix-it ticket.

What, like his sticker flew off and he has to get a new one? I don't think the generic traffic tickets have those.


I dunno, back home in Virginia it was never a big deal. You get the ticket, you show up at court with the new registration, and the judge thanks you and you leave. All you're out is the time it took you to go to court. Maybe it's a small town thing.
 
2012-12-15 02:21:51 AM  

tukatz: B.S. No cop makes enough money to have a $100 bill on them.


The average salary of police in Plano Texas is in the neighborhood of 75k per year.
 
2012-12-15 02:24:56 AM  
But this cop hasn't single-handedly cleaned up his department yet*, so I believe that still means he is a bad cop and only went into the job to be a power hungry authoritarian. Right fark?

*and I always ask but have never been told how such a thing would work out. Do you guys who say this stuff picture something like Hot Fuzz?
 
2012-12-15 02:27:38 AM  

VTGremlin: I dunno, back home in Virginia it was never a big deal. You get the ticket, you show up at court with the new registration, and the judge thanks you and you leave. All you're out is the time it took you to go to court


That is my experience.
 
2012-12-15 02:44:26 AM  
FTA: "With the $100 note, Carlo could update the registrations on his and his wife's cars

Call me an asshole, but I wonder how much money the guy would have to register his car and feed his kids if it wasn't a two-car home.
 
2012-12-15 02:45:29 AM  
I live next to a bunch of cops and EMTs. Best neighbors ever, super nice people.
 
2012-12-15 02:46:26 AM  

propasaurus:

Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket


Nah. Show up at court with valid registration and they'll let you off. Done it.
 
2012-12-15 02:48:09 AM  
Show your registration pay a $10 dismissal fee.
You can be arrested for any traffic violation except failing to wear a seatbelt.

/lives in Plano
 
2012-12-15 02:50:52 AM  

rawcreations: Show your registration pay a $10 dismissal fee.
You can be arrested for any traffic violation except failing to wear a seatbelt.

/lives in Plano


There are only two traffic violations you cannot be arrested for in Texas: speeding and open container.

fyi
 
2012-12-15 02:59:13 AM  

shtychkn: propasaurus: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket

Yeah. I thought that too. Would have been nicer to just let him go with a warning.


I'd assume it would be like Oregon, where I showed up with my vehicle registered and the judge dismissed everything since I had it registered. I had moved, and although my license was updated my registration was missed, so I never got the letter reminding me, and I just didn't look at my license plate that often. If registration is $50.75/ea, he needs to find all of $1.50 to register both cars. A warning would have left him still needing $101.50.
 
2012-12-15 03:06:36 AM  

planes: cowgirl toffee: Only a dis-honest cop would have a $100.

Evidently, you haven't seen the pay scales for police in your area. Here in Minnesota, they rival small-town bank president salaries.


The Menards I used to work at had a St. Paul PD cop in there for theft prevention once or twice a week on a rotating basis. In those 8 hours they were paid triple what SPPD normally gets.

Fun fact: at least back then ('05-'06) St. Paul and Minneapolis cops were the 2nd-highest paid police force in the US, after the LAPD.
 
2012-12-15 03:15:27 AM  

Kalashinator: planes: cowgirl toffee: Only a dis-honest cop would have a $100.

Evidently, you haven't seen the pay scales for police in your area. Here in Minnesota, they rival small-town bank president salaries.

The Menards I used to work at had a St. Paul PD cop in there for theft prevention once or twice a week on a rotating basis. In those 8 hours they were paid triple what SPPD normally gets.

Fun fact: at least back then ('05-'06) St. Paul and Minneapolis cops were the 2nd-highest paid police force in the US, after the LAPD.


And they also have to file 1099's on that off duty income, which means that triple SPPD money ends up being about half of what they normally earn.
 
2012-12-15 03:38:00 AM  
Wouldn't it be funny if this gets out of hand. Some meddling Petes at Internal Affairs start asking questions about the provenance of the $100 bill.
 
2012-12-15 03:40:33 AM  
No cop would let someone with outdated registration just drive away. I got pulled over Saturday for having a suspended registration since my inspection sticker was expired. The cop asked me why I let my inspection go so long and I said I had taken care of the major problems that needed fixing, and all I needed was 4 tires to pass inspection and I flat out did not have the money for them (I had the inspection report in my glove compartment to verify this).

He took the plates off my car, had it towed (would not consent to having it towed to my house, even though it had no plates. I have AAA and they wouldn't cover the tow since I was "driving illegally without registration"), and told me I had 2 days to get it all done or he was going to send my plates back to the registry.
 
2012-12-15 03:41:15 AM  

Solaris: Kalashinator: planes: cowgirl toffee: Only a dis-honest cop would have a $100.

Evidently, you haven't seen the pay scales for police in your area. Here in Minnesota, they rival small-town bank president salaries.

The Menards I used to work at had a St. Paul PD cop in there for theft prevention once or twice a week on a rotating basis. In those 8 hours they were paid triple what SPPD normally gets.

Fun fact: at least back then ('05-'06) St. Paul and Minneapolis cops were the 2nd-highest paid police force in the US, after the LAPD.

And they also have to file 1099's on that off duty income, which means that triple SPPD money ends up being about half of what they normally earn.


Boo hoo. The guy pulling you over for rolling a stop sign in Berkeley was making $10,000 per month to do so, 2 years ago.  Good luck at any other job pulling that kind of money with a HS diploma. And finding one with a HS diploma that has a 20 yr public safety retirement at 90% of wages, COLA's, a health plan, and lifetime concealed carry? No other job like it.
 
2012-12-15 03:42:18 AM  
Damn $50 for a year's rego... it's $900+ here in Australia. Admittedly (in my area at least) the roads are very good and get regular maintenance and development.
 
2012-12-15 03:44:27 AM  

Old enough to know better: And by "hands the man $100 bill" the writer means "Tazed his ass and threw him violently to the ground."

~
What really happened during the traffic stop.
 
2012-12-15 03:44:31 AM  

starsrift: FTA: "With the $100 note, Carlo could update the registrations on his and his wife's cars

Call me an asshole, but I wonder how much money the guy would have to register his car and feed his kids if it wasn't a two-car home.


My first thought when reading the headline was "why was the guy even driving a car with expired registration in the first place?"
But then again I live in Europe, which makes me a socialist bastard who hates others for exercising their God-given freedom to live fifty miles away from anywhere.
 
2012-12-15 03:53:51 AM  

krackpipe: Solaris: Kalashinator: planes: cowgirl toffee: Only a dis-honest cop would have a $100.

Evidently, you haven't seen the pay scales for police in your area. Here in Minnesota, they rival small-town bank president salaries.

The Menards I used to work at had a St. Paul PD cop in there for theft prevention once or twice a week on a rotating basis. In those 8 hours they were paid triple what SPPD normally gets.

Fun fact: at least back then ('05-'06) St. Paul and Minneapolis cops were the 2nd-highest paid police force in the US, after the LAPD.

And they also have to file 1099's on that off duty income, which means that triple SPPD money ends up being about half of what they normally earn.

Boo hoo. The guy pulling you over for rolling a stop sign in Berkeley was making $10,000 per month to do so, 2 years ago.  Good luck at any other job pulling that kind of money with a HS diploma. And finding one with a HS diploma that has a 20 yr public safety retirement at 90% of wages, COLA's, a health plan, and lifetime concealed carry? No other job like it.


Aside from the fact that public safety official salaries are voted for/approved by elected officials the community choose to represent them...

I'm curious what you think someone should earn, that has to respond to incidents similar to those that occurred in Conn.?
 
2012-12-15 04:06:03 AM  

Solaris: krackpipe: Solaris: Kalashinator: planes: cowgirl toffee: Only a dis-honest cop would have a $100.

Evidently, you haven't seen the pay scales for police in your area. Here in Minnesota, they rival small-town bank president salaries.

The Menards I used to work at had a St. Paul PD cop in there for theft prevention once or twice a week on a rotating basis. In those 8 hours they were paid triple what SPPD normally gets.

Fun fact: at least back then ('05-'06) St. Paul and Minneapolis cops were the 2nd-highest paid police force in the US, after the LAPD.

And they also have to file 1099's on that off duty income, which means that triple SPPD money ends up being about half of what they normally earn.

Boo hoo. The guy pulling you over for rolling a stop sign in Berkeley was making $10,000 per month to do so, 2 years ago.  Good luck at any other job pulling that kind of money with a HS diploma. And finding one with a HS diploma that has a 20 yr public safety retirement at 90% of wages, COLA's, a health plan, and lifetime concealed carry? No other job like it.

Aside from the fact that public safety official salaries are voted for/approved by elected officials the community choose to represent them...

I'm curious what you think someone should earn, that has to respond to incidents similar to those that occurred in Conn.?


I am more curious why people who say cop is an easy job requiring no work aren't applying for the job.

I guess it's like how the folks saying how high on the hog welfare recipients live still go to work: they are full of shiat.
 
2012-12-15 04:13:56 AM  

cmb53208: we need better public transportation: we have far too many people driving when they can't afford it not because they're evil but because they have no choice.

 
2012-12-15 04:21:58 AM  
Find it hard to believe, mostly because what person has a hundred on them on a regular basis

/but if true, does put back some hope that not all cops are power high douchenozzles
//last time I was pulled over, least the guy was nice not to give me a ticket, apparently was an ODST fan as well
 
2012-12-15 04:27:34 AM  
Hopefully the ticket's dismissed and it doesn't inadvertently jack up his auto insurance rates.
 
2012-12-15 04:33:12 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: propasaurus:

Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket

Nah. Show up at court with valid registration and they'll let you off. Done it.


This.

Get your sticker at the registrar's office, then take the receipt to the county clerk. He/she has the authority by the court to dismiss it on the spot... usually with a 5 to 10 dollar 'court fee.' Some places charge a percentage of what the fine would have been if it's a valid citation being dismissed.
 
2012-12-15 04:42:21 AM  
There are more of these cops than there are asshole cops.
 
2012-12-15 05:27:26 AM  

cretinbob: There are more of these cops than there are asshole cops.


One can sincerely hope so. Still, the cardinal rule with getting through life with minimum hassle is to avoid contact with law enforcement unless absolutely necessary. That, of course, includes keeping registrations current, checking the tail lights once in a while, and not driving like a douche.

And, sadly, in many areas, being white.
 
2012-12-15 05:35:53 AM  
This kinda crap would not have happened in Farmers Branch. You pay your taxes, sir.
 
2012-12-15 05:39:29 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: It was probably a fix-it ticket.

What, like his sticker flew off and he has to get a new one? I don't think the generic traffic tickets have those.



In California, registration tickets can be considered "fix it" tickets, in which (at least where I have worked) the penalty was a $20 processing fee.
 
2012-12-15 05:41:47 AM  

tukatz: No cop makes enough money to have a $100 bill on them.


Head to Rockland County (NY).

The cops there are easily into the six figures, and the police chief in Clarkstown makes 100 grand more than the head of the NYPD.

But each and every officer is absolutely essential and without a giant fantastically-compensated police force it'd totally be Somalia there.
 
2012-12-15 05:43:13 AM  

cretinbob: There are more of these cops than there are asshole cops.


Rich cops?
 
2012-12-15 06:04:36 AM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Lots of ignorant Farkers in this thread. Things like no insurance, no reg, broken tail-light, etc are fix-it tickets, and eitehr cost zero or a nominal amount, like $25.

The ignorance is understandable, I guess, since I'm pretty sure that a lot of you aren't old enough to drive.


Don't ruin a perfectly good chance to bash every cop by using such pesky things like facts. Damn you, Sir!
 
2012-12-15 06:09:57 AM  

moothemagiccow: Rich cops?


If you think someone is rich because they possess a $100 bill, you might be the unusual one. Most people possess those bills once in a while at least. It doesn't make them "rich."
 
2012-12-15 06:35:43 AM  
big deal, cops do this all the time. for example, if you don't have any drugs, they'll shove some in your pocket for you.
 
2012-12-15 06:54:25 AM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: danielscissorhands: Has to be the same cop that gave the homeless man boots. It is highly improbable that there is more than one decent cop.

There are a LOT of good cops out there. Maybe they suck for you because you're a douchebag?


Probably. I used to not like cops when I was young because a) I was often doing something they would take an interest in and b) I was an insolent prick, like a lot of teens, and the cops responded negatively to that fact about me. I remember one time, A cop stopped me and a few friends for littering. He let everyone go except me as I was the only one mouthing off. Now that I am older, I am courteous and respectful, as I am with just about everyone, and more often than not, they just look the other way. A couple of days ago, I was sitting in my car in a university parking garage and a cruiser pulled up to investigate as the semester is pretty much over and they pay much closer attention to those things. After an exchange, and showing my id, cop looked right at my registration sticker, and like the guy in this article, expired last month. He didn't say a word about it and just went about his business. I guarantee you, if I had given him the "why are you hassling me when I was just sitting in my car?" spiel, I would have gotten a ticket for it, and who knows what else.

I know a few cops, and for the most part, they are good guys. They have families and *believe* in what they do - that for a civilized society to be successful, law and order must prevail and dangerous people should be removed from said society.
 
2012-12-15 07:05:38 AM  

Pumpernickel bread: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: danielscissorhands: Has to be the same cop that gave the homeless man boots. It is highly improbable that there is more than one decent cop.

There are a LOT of good cops out there. Maybe they suck for you because you're a douchebag?

Probably. I used to not like cops when I was young because a) I was often doing something they would take an interest in and b) I was an insolent prick, like a lot of teens, and the cops responded negatively to that fact about me. I remember one time, A cop stopped me and a few friends for littering. He let everyone go except me as I was the only one mouthing off. Now that I am older, I am courteous and respectful, as I am with just about everyone, and more often than not, they just look the other way. A couple of days ago, I was sitting in my car in a university parking garage and a cruiser pulled up to investigate as the semester is pretty much over and they pay much closer attention to those things. After an exchange, and showing my id, cop looked right at my registration sticker, and like the guy in this article, expired last month. He didn't say a word about it and just went about his business. I guarantee you, if I had given him the "why are you hassling me when I was just sitting in my car?" spiel, I would have gotten a ticket for it, and who knows what else.

I know a few cops, and for the most part, they are good guys. They have families and *believe* in what they do - that for a civilized society to be successful, law and order must prevail and dangerous people should be removed from said society.


People forget that cops are human beings, subject to the same motivations as anyone else. People also forget that any organization with 30 or more people is going to have at least one psychopath.

/We lost one yesterday to a 15 year old who ambushed her while serving a warrant. She left behind four kids, and had an exemplary record of service to the community.
 
2012-12-15 07:06:16 AM  
Sociopath, not psychopath. -.- ITS EARLY OK.
 
2012-12-15 07:19:10 AM  
libs say everyone should be forced to be this generous. but if it wasn't for lib, we would not have car registration tax. lib giveth and then taketh away more.
 
2012-12-15 07:54:10 AM  

Rent Party: AverageAmericanGuy: Totally going to use this next time.

I had the same damn thing happen to me. I was just out of my divorce, destitute, and trying to feed two kids. Tabs didn't get paid. Driving on them ment my license got suspended. Moving a lot, and sleeping in my car sometimes, meant I never got the notices.

I got arrested, and ended up paying about $1200 in fines, along with 80 hours of community service. She went to Vegas twice a year on the child support money.


Guess what? You shouldn't have had kids with someone you couldn't trust.
 
2012-12-15 07:59:36 AM  
In Plano, Texas cop bribes you!
 
2012-12-15 08:16:31 AM  

Smackledorfer: Solaris: krackpipe: Solaris: Kalashinator: planes: cowgirl toffee: Only a dis-honest cop would have a $100.

Evidently, you haven't seen the pay scales for police in your area. Here in Minnesota, they rival small-town bank president salaries.

The Menards I used to work at had a St. Paul PD cop in there for theft prevention once or twice a week on a rotating basis. In those 8 hours they were paid triple what SPPD normally gets.

Fun fact: at least back then ('05-'06) St. Paul and Minneapolis cops were the 2nd-highest paid police force in the US, after the LAPD.

And they also have to file 1099's on that off duty income, which means that triple SPPD money ends up being about half of what they normally earn.

Boo hoo. The guy pulling you over for rolling a stop sign in Berkeley was making $10,000 per month to do so, 2 years ago.  Good luck at any other job pulling that kind of money with a HS diploma. And finding one with a HS diploma that has a 20 yr public safety retirement at 90% of wages, COLA's, a health plan, and lifetime concealed carry? No other job like it.

Aside from the fact that public safety official salaries are voted for/approved by elected officials the community choose to represent them...

I'm curious what you think someone should earn, that has to respond to incidents similar to those that occurred in Conn.?

I am more curious why people who say cop is an easy job requiring no work aren't applying for the job.

I guess it's like how the folks saying how high on the hog welfare recipients live still go to work: they are full of shiat.


Most of these overpaid positions are mutually exclusive.

Under your system only cops would be qualified to say cops are overpaid. that seems like a bad system to me.
 
2012-12-15 08:20:38 AM  
if a cop gave me a $100 bill, i'd take off all my clothes and be like "what u gonna do NOW biatch"
 
2012-12-15 09:41:28 AM  

Solaris:
I'm curious what you think someone should earn, that has to respond to incidents similar to those that occurred in Conn.?


They didn't do much good did they. They're just there to pick up bodies, anyone can do that.
 
2012-12-15 09:44:41 AM  

Rent Party: AverageAmericanGuy: Totally going to use this next time.

I had the same damn thing happen to me. I was just out of my divorce, destitute, and trying to feed two kids. Tabs didn't get paid. Driving on them ment my license got suspended. Moving a lot, and sleeping in my car sometimes, meant I never got the notices.

I got arrested, and ended up paying about $1200 in fines, along with 80 hours of community service. She went to Vegas twice a year on the child support money.




Please, go on.

/did you kidnap your children?
 
GBB
2012-12-15 09:48:23 AM  

cretinbob: There are more of these cops than there are asshole cops.


But I see stories of asshole cops to nice cops at a rate of a Brazillion to one. Therefore just about every cop is an asshole.

/amidoinitrite?
 
2012-12-15 10:12:56 AM  
The part about this story I like is that neither the guy nor the cop publicized this. It was the guys grandfather. And when they found out who the cop was he asked to remain anonymous. That is giving with the true spirit of giving. It was heartfelt. Maybe the cop had times he couldn't afford some things and had to make choices and maybe someone helped him out and he was just passing it along. Lord knows I've been in the same situation and people helped me out and it was nice and unexpected.
Most of the time people give something or do something and they have to shout it from the rooftops "hey, look what a great person I am, look what I just did!". For once it's nice to see authentic charity.
 
2012-12-15 10:36:25 AM  

tukatz: B.S. No cop makes enough money to have a $100 bill on them.


Want to know how I know your not from Chicago?
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2012-12-15 10:51:29 AM  

tukatz: B.S. No cop makes enough money to have a $100 bill on them.


Many urban police make in excess of $100K per year. When they want to drum up sympathy for police they conveniently quote salaries paid by cash strapped local and county police departments.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2012-12-15 10:55:31 AM  
I'm thinking the previous driver paid the cop a $100 to get out of the ticket, the cop stuck the $100 bill in his ticket book and accidentally gave it away.

Once cops are arrested and convicted for killing unarmed citizens, then and only then should they will be trusted.
 
2012-12-15 11:07:00 AM  
http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/government-employee-salaries/ plano/departments/police/2838/

Seems like a weird distribution to me, other than looking like Bart Simpson flipping us off. Looking at averages, that cop made more than $100 between breakfast and lunch. It was still a nice gesture though.
 
2012-12-15 11:22:19 AM  

jmr61: Guess what? You shouldn't have had kids with someone you couldn't trust.


get off your farking high horse. Comments like that are the reason I don't come around here as much as I used to.
 
2012-12-15 11:48:29 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Smackledorfer: Solaris: krackpipe: Solaris: Kalashinator: planes: cowgirl toffee: Only a dis-honest cop would have a $100.

Evidently, you haven't seen the pay scales for police in your area. Here in Minnesota, they rival small-town bank president salaries.

The Menards I used to work at had a St. Paul PD cop in there for theft prevention once or twice a week on a rotating basis. In those 8 hours they were paid triple what SPPD normally gets.

Fun fact: at least back then ('05-'06) St. Paul and Minneapolis cops were the 2nd-highest paid police force in the US, after the LAPD.

And they also have to file 1099's on that off duty income, which means that triple SPPD money ends up being about half of what they normally earn.

Boo hoo. The guy pulling you over for rolling a stop sign in Berkeley was making $10,000 per month to do so, 2 years ago.  Good luck at any other job pulling that kind of money with a HS diploma. And finding one with a HS diploma that has a 20 yr public safety retirement at 90% of wages, COLA's, a health plan, and lifetime concealed carry? No other job like it.

Aside from the fact that public safety official salaries are voted for/approved by elected officials the community choose to represent them...

I'm curious what you think someone should earn, that has to respond to incidents similar to those that occurred in Conn.?

I am more curious why people who say cop is an easy job requiring no work aren't applying for the job.

I guess it's like how the folks saying how high on the hog welfare recipients live still go to work: they are full of shiat.

Most of these overpaid positions are mutually exclusive.

Under your system only cops would be qualified to say cops are overpaid. that seems like a bad system to me.


That isn't my system. I didn't say you CAN'T say a position you aren't in is overpaid. I said I don't understand why people saying one that is so dramatically and absurdly overcompensated (like those lucky welfare folks) have such little interest in those positions.

I think ceos are vastly overcompensated. It is also a rare job and requires connections I don't have. I could go to the police academy right now and have a good shot at becoming a cop though. I have no interest in doing so, as they don't pay enough for me to want that position.

But the folks talking up how overpaid and underworked cops are... Seems like that is a career move they might want. Plus these people also seem to have unassailable morals and are sure they would make perfect decisions in stressful situations (not to mention often claiming they could do things like shoot threats in the leg without risking death or wrestle people down without ever causing injury).
They would be perfect cops and I'd pay more in taxes to get these farkers in uniform.

But alas, for unknown reasons they pass on this wonderfully high paid and easy cakewalk job.
 
2012-12-15 11:49:09 AM  
It was register the car or feed the kids?

RLY?

How's about sell the car, take the bus, feed the kids better?
Or has owning and operating a car become a right instead of a luxury?

Good on the cop for the pay it forward I guess...
 
2012-12-15 11:50:31 AM  

Big Ramifications: Old enough to know better: And by "hands the man $100 bill" the writer means "Tazed his ass and threw him violently to the ground."
~
What really happened during the traffic stop.


Late to the show and you're probably on on here now but just in case, where did you find that? I felt sorry for both of those poor bastards.
 
2012-12-15 11:51:21 AM  

GBB: cretinbob: There are more of these cops than there are asshole cops.

But I see stories of asshole cops to nice cops at a rate of a Brazillion to one. Therefore just about every cop is an asshole.

/amidoinitrite?


Needs to be punctuated with a personal story, possibly a cop raped your sister while your mother watched.
 
2012-12-15 12:03:36 PM  

Fear the Clam: SparkerFarker: This is news because normally the $100 bills in tickets are going from John Q Public to Officer Friendly.

Came here for this, but was expecting "..." reference.


In Fark forum, references to non-approved memes are deleted without showing that they'll be deleted in the preview.
 
2012-12-15 12:12:00 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Lots of ignorant Farkers in this thread. Things like no insurance, no reg, broken tail-light, etc are fix-it tickets, and eitehr cost zero or a nominal amount, like $25.

The ignorance is understandable, I guess, since I'm pretty sure that a lot of you aren't old enough to drive.


Not in Minnesota. I borrowed my sister's car a few months back to move a bicycle a friend bought off Craig's list (her car has a fold down back seat). On the way home I made the mistake of stopping to grab dinner with said friend. Got back to the car and there was a ticket for 108 dollars for improper registration. Apparently, the back license plate tab had either fallen off, or more likely my genius of a sister didn't put it on in the first place. And guess who paid that ticket? I bet you can figure it out.
 
2012-12-15 12:32:00 PM  

danielscissorhands: Has to be the same cop that gave the homeless man boots. It is highly improbable that there is more than one decent cop.


are you really that stoopit?

for more years than we have been alive there have been a large quantity of young people wanting to becoming cops. their hearts were filled with good intentions of helping others and serving their communities. in under 5 years they learn the reality of the job, the behavior of their co-workers speaks loudly to them and their eyes are opened to the truth. decent cops leave law enforcement forever every year all across America. decent cops choose to remain decent people and decent people know very well if you lie down with dirty dogs you wake up with fleas. we do have decent cops, we just don't have them for very long.
 
2012-12-15 12:37:55 PM  

harm dealer: Damn $50 for a year's rego... it's $900+ here in Australia.


www.snuffelknuffel.nl
*checks*
Ok is that just where you are? Or is that everywhere in Oz.

Admittedly (in my area at least) the roads are very good and get regular maintenance and development. 
Just where you are?
 
2012-12-15 12:44:42 PM  
I got an expired inspection sticker ticket once, but was told that if I got the inspection within 5 days and showed it to any state trooper, the ticket would be waived. I hadn't gotten it inspected because the backup light switch needed to be fixed, and I had literally just gone to the parts store to pick up the backordered switch for a Volkswagen. So I had just picked up the part, with the receipt, with that day's date on it and was on my way home to change it when the cop pulled me over. I guess that's why he gave me the 5 day thing.

I changed it and got it inspected that day, then spent 3 hours looking for a damned state trooper. Never around when you need one. I was about to drive out to their headquarters when I finally spotted one at the DMV in the next town over. Explained everything to him, he checked out the car, then took the ticket away, and said it was taken care of. I made sure to get his card, just in case. Never heard about it again. First time a Louisiana State Trooper ever gave me a break.
 
2012-12-15 03:01:34 PM  
what's a cop doing with a hundo?
 
2012-12-15 03:03:28 PM  

WTFDYW: Big Ramifications: Old enough to know better: And by "hands the man $100 bill" the writer means "Tazed his ass and threw him violently to the ground."
~
What really happened during the traffic stop.

Late to the show and you're probably on on here now but just in case, where did you find that? I felt sorry for both of those poor bastards.

~
~
It's an "internet classic" - and I found it by Googling trooper traffic stop funny littering or something similar.
 
2012-12-15 03:09:36 PM  

harm dealer: Damn $50 for a year's rego... it's $900+ here in Australia. Admittedly (in my area at least) the roads are very good and get regular maintenance and development.


You're probably paying a property tax on the car. Some states here do that. Some don't.
 
2012-12-15 04:21:46 PM  

Mach10: It was register the car or feed the kids?

RLY?

How's about sell the car, take the bus, feed the kids better?
Or has owning and operating a car become a right instead of a luxury?

Good on the cop for the pay it forward I guess...


Texas isn't big on the whole mass transit thing. If he wasn't working down town in Dallas, he probably couldn't find a bus route that would get anywhere near where he needed to go. In too many places mass transit is a non-starter.
 
2012-12-15 04:34:34 PM  

UsikFark: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: UsikFark: 1] I don't think it's outside of a code of conduct for a police officer to give someone money, seeing as this guy is not a criminal, not involved in a criminal investigation, and does not have a position of power or other relationship with the police.
2] Only high-rollers carry c-notes.
3] How much was the ticket for, or was it just a warning, like "was on way to DMV, guy looks legit."

er... no. At least not here in OC

ATMs don't dispense them. Many small retailers won't accept them. If one of those doesn't apply to OC, fine, but for the average Joe hundreds of dollars are carried in a checking account, not as cash.


Most of the homeless don't have bank accounts, and those who do often don't trust the banks. In my case, we had $800 in an account linked to our debit card and thieves got hold of the number and looted it all. We got it all back, but it was an experience. In addition, I try to keep low balances and carry cash, since I've got a bunch of collection agencies on my ass and am paranoid about bank liens. I carry hundreds since the role is thinner and more easily hidden.

BTW, a bit OT, but expect a lot more homeless (about 45,000,000) shortly. Congress, apparently (read clueless Republicans and spineless Democrats) is not going to renew federal extensions on UI, effective 12/29/12. The money is apparently more valuable going to banks, GM, and other large corporations. Merry farking Christmas, everyone.
 
2012-12-15 05:00:37 PM  
So he issued the ticket AND gave him the money to pay it? Way to flush a C-Note down the toilet, dude. If good karma were attained by flushing things down a toilet, I'd be the Dalai Lama.
 
2012-12-15 05:01:55 PM  

coffee smells good: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: danielscissorhands: Has to be the same cop that gave the homeless man boots. It is highly improbable that there is more than one decent cop.

There are a LOT of good cops out there. Maybe they suck for you because you're a douchebag?


No, there aren't lots of good cops any more. If there were, the unions wouldn't be so corrupt and bad cops would be fired and stay fired. You seem to be living in the 1950s.


Dude, I'm homeless. Sleeping in a truck/camper shell in parking lots. The local cops recognize the problem (like, where da fark do I - and the other 500 or so homeless people in the area - go?) and are, so far, cool with it, EVEN to the point of doing their 3 AM paperwork in the squad car 100 feet from where the wife and I are sleeping to make sure we are OK. I try to make sure there's a good relationship by waving to cops when I'm driving (they wave back), keeping the area clean (even picking up litter I didn't create), keeping the truck relatively clean, not making any noise, not drinking or smoking pot, DRESSING in clean, decent looking clothes, keeping clean and presentable (secret - 24 HR Fitness memberships, the best $88 two homeless people can spend each month), etc.

To be fair, I think the fact that we have a cat and a parakeet living with us in the camper helps "humanize" us a bit.

We've even had cops give us money.
 
2012-12-15 05:12:27 PM  

MadHatter500: Mach10: It was register the car or feed the kids?

RLY?

How's about sell the car, take the bus, feed the kids better?
Or has owning and operating a car become a right instead of a luxury?

Good on the cop for the pay it forward I guess...

Texas isn't big on the whole mass transit thing. If he wasn't working down town in Dallas, he probably couldn't find a bus route that would get anywhere near where he needed to go. In too many places mass transit is a non-starter.


Part of the problem, my friend.

The fact of the matter is that cost of living includes not only your home, but the money needed to commute as well.

If you can't afford the commute, then you simply can't afford to live there... I know it sounds cold, but it is this sense of entitlement--the 'American Dream' --which has buggered our consumer debt loads.
 
2012-12-15 05:58:55 PM  

Mach10: MadHatter500: Mach10: It was register the car or feed the kids?

RLY?

How's about sell the car, take the bus, feed the kids better?
Or has owning and operating a car become a right instead of a luxury?

Good on the cop for the pay it forward I guess...

Texas isn't big on the whole mass transit thing. If he wasn't working down town in Dallas, he probably couldn't find a bus route that would get anywhere near where he needed to go. In too many places mass transit is a non-starter.

Part of the problem, my friend.

The fact of the matter is that cost of living includes not only your home, but the money needed to commute as well.

If you can't afford the commute, then you simply can't afford to live there... I know it sounds cold, but it is this sense of entitlement--the 'American Dream' --which has buggered our consumer debt loads.


Right because moving in this economy is something people can do on a whim.

You don't know jack shiat about this guy's situation, but you judge him all the same eh?
 
2012-12-15 06:31:21 PM  

propasaurus: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket


Even if it wasn't a fix-it ticket, this is still a gesture of goodwill and should be treated as such.
 
2012-12-15 06:37:12 PM  

PsiChick: propasaurus: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket

Even if it wasn't a fix-it ticket, this is still a gesture of goodwill and should be treated as such.


Indeed. But even the best intentions aren't immune to snark.
 
2012-12-15 09:16:49 PM  

VTGremlin: AppleOptionEsc: GreatGlavinsGhost: propasaurus: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket

lol

It was probably a fix-it ticket.

What, like his sticker flew off and he has to get a new one? I don't think the generic traffic tickets have those.

I dunno, back home in Virginia it was never a big deal. You get the ticket, you show up at court with the new registration, and the judge thanks you and you leave. All you're out is the time it took you to go to court. Maybe it's a small town thing.


Not really, I've had tickets for "no proof of insurance" dismissed when I showed up and showed proof of insurance at the time of the ticket/accident. 
/Denver area
 
2012-12-16 12:32:07 AM  
Went through this just this week. Went to court for expired tags, expired inspection, and expired operator's license. The policeman who ticked me told to show up at court, and the charges would be waved. I presented proof of new tags, current inspection and new license. Dropped all but a $100. fine for the operator's license. Paid $13. court costs for the dismissed charges.
 
2012-12-16 03:39:51 PM  
Did the fire the cop for Bribery?
 
2012-12-16 06:16:48 PM  

cryinoutloud: jmr61: Guess what? You shouldn't have had kids with someone you couldn't trust.

get off your farking high horse. Comments like that are the reason I don't come around here as much as I used to.


Comments like that (reading them that is) fulfill my snark requirement which helps me stay nicer in real life. YMMV...
 
2012-12-16 07:31:15 PM  
Long ago I backed out of a parking spot and someone hit me. Minor two mph crash but the guy in the other car went nuts with his eight month pregnant wife in the car. Called 911 and the next thing you know there is a fire engine and ambulance there. You would have thought it was a murder scene. No injuries or even a bruise form the seat belt. I have never seen that much drama in a paint scatcher in a parking lot.

The cop apologized and said he would have to site me. Ok. Do your job. I'm ok with that, Not sure what the violation was but whatever.

Then he handed me both copies of the ticket. He had to do his show for the affected party but he was really pissed they made all the commotion.

I thanked him and left.
 
2012-12-16 07:37:11 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Was told by a LEO in FL. that they can arrest you for driving an unregistered vehicle. Never looked into it, though.


They can tow it in CA. Same with an outdated or suspended license.
 
2012-12-16 08:12:21 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Lots of ignorant Farkers in this thread. Things like no insurance, no reg, broken tail-light, etc are fix-it tickets, and eitehr cost zero or a nominal amount, like $25.

The ignorance is understandable, I guess, since I'm pretty sure that a lot of you aren't old enough to drive.


No insurance in CA will put you out around $1,200 from what I hear and you have to fix it. No reg can be a towing plus storage charges. Broken tail light is a fix it.

I would look into the regs before calling people ignorant.
 
2012-12-16 10:34:41 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Lots of ignorant Farkers in this thread. Things like no insurance, no reg, broken tail-light, etc are fix-it tickets, and eitehr cost zero or a nominal amount, like $25.

The ignorance is understandable, I guess, since I'm pretty sure that a lot of you aren't old enough to drive.


When was the last time you actually got a ticket for anything? There is nothing that only costs $25. The ticket I got for expired state inspection last year cost me $250.00 and I had the inspection done 30 minutes after getting the ticket.

Here in Texas, driving without insurance will get you a $100-$350 fine as well as a yearly penalty of $250 for three years.
 
2012-12-16 11:20:42 PM  

harm dealer: Damn $50 for a year's rego... it's $900+ here in Australia. Admittedly (in my area at least) the roads are very good and get regular maintenance and development.


Texas is in need of more roads, but comparatively has pretty decent roads.

They recently built several toll roads owned by private companies, essentially privatizing high way constructions. Pretty controversial, but the state has basically kept the budget balanced for years while all similar (large) states have sickeningly huge deficits. This brings business to Texas which keeps sales taxes and property taxes healthy.

Car registration is extremely regressive for taxation.

I'd rather see sales tax with exemptions for necessities (which is how Texas taxes in part, which I think is pretty fair).
 
2012-12-17 02:20:04 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Lots of ignorant Farkers in this thread. Things like no insurance, no reg, broken tail-light, etc are fix-it tickets, and eitehr cost zero or a nominal amount, like $25.

The ignorance is understandable, I guess, since I'm pretty sure that a lot of you aren't old enough to drive.

When was the last time you actually got a ticket for anything? There is nothing that only costs $25. The ticket I got for expired state inspection last year cost me $250.00 and I had the inspection done 30 minutes after getting the ticket.

Here in Texas, driving without insurance will get you a $100-$350 fine as well as a yearly penalty of $250 for three years.


>>>>When was the last time you actually got a ticket for anything? There is nothing that only costs $25.

Back in October: expired insurance (didn't have the current card in the truck) and no registration. In California, BOTH are "fix-it" tickets, but the courts charge $25 just because.

Usually I get on fine with the cops, and I'd been stopped before for the registration, but only told to get it fixed. But this was Irvine PD and the cop was this cutesy 35-something blonde biatch with a ponytail that was apparently trying to prove that she, too, had a dick.
 
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