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(Chicago Trib)   Vengeful boyfriend parks woman's car in employee lot at O'Hare airport for three years, racking up $100,000 in parking tickets. City of Chicago to woman: SHUT UP AND PAY US   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 96
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2013-04-11 08:17:39 AM  

doglover: MisterTweak: They offered to settle for two cents on the dollar

Yes they did. And I'm glad she didn't accept it. You don't negotiate with terrorists, even if the terrorists are the government.


derpa derpa derpity doo.
 
2013-04-11 08:18:56 AM  
She looks guilty.
 
2013-04-11 08:19:16 AM  

PsiChi: She has to pay Chi Town, then sue the boyFRIEND


Is that not a travesty? Sounds like a travesty to me.

What should happen is:

1. Chicago waives ALL citations from after the 30 day towing period. Goodbye.

2. Chicago fires all of the people who wrote the summons after the 30 day period. Blacklist them to.

3. Chicago pays a guy to go find the boyfriend then files suit against him for the first 30 days' worth of tickets.

4. Chicago waives all outstanding parking violations as a show of good faith that they'll be more honest in the future.

5. I get $100,000 in consulting fees for my services.
 
2013-04-11 08:19:31 AM  

BigBooper: Learn this lesson, and learn it well Farkers, NEVER give away a car titled in your name, and NEVER, EVER, let someone drive with your license plates. I had an old junker minivan that I gave away on the condition that my "buddy" title the vehicle in his name. So I signed the title, handed it over, and forgot about it. Farker never bothered to title the thing in his name. I only found out when I got the renewal for the license plates. I told him that he needed to title the car in his name, or give it back. Then I learned that he was letting his friend drive the car; someone I didn't know. I was P*ssed! Then when I told him "just title it in his name!" he told me he couldn't because he lost the title that I'd signed.

At that point I said that I wanted the car back, or I was going to report it stolen. I had to have a real friend drive me 40 miles one way to get it back, only to find it sitting with two flats. The mother farker who had it, slashed two tires! Why only two, I'll never know. Regardless, I jacked it up, took off the tires, and got cheap replacements at a local junk yard. The coward never showed his face.

Karma kind be kind though.... in weirdish ways. About a year latter I still had the thing and while I was stopped at a red light a semi cut the corner too sharp while making a turn and took the front end off. in. very. slow. motion.

I got a thousand dollars from the semi truck's insurance company to total the thing out.

/wow, that turned in a "cool story bro"
//how did that happen?


Drew needs to add a "CSB" button.  I didn't want to put "funny" for a story that had you almost killed by a semi.  You were smart to tcb, but that was not the outstanding feature of the story.

CSB.
 
2013-04-11 08:22:33 AM  
I didn't RTFA yet, so I'm going to use this story as a bullshiat detector calibration tool.

So your car was parked in an airport parking lot for three years and racked up tens of thousands of dollars in fees and fines.

I'm going to guess, then, that you didn't report it stolen, you didn't go looking for it, and the authorities contacted you about it multiple times. Cars have identifying info, after all. It's not like it was some mysteriously blobject sitting there that nobody could have found the owner for. They obviously did if they wrote the tickets.

And now you think you should have to pay?

/ off to RTFA
 
2013-04-11 08:24:13 AM  

ElPresidente: In related news, THIS had a boyfriend?

[www.trbimg.com image 580x439]

DO NOT WANT.


You kidding? It's Chicago.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-11 08:25:08 AM  

doglover: PsiChi: She has to pay Chi Town, then sue the boyFRIEND

Is that not a travesty? Sounds like a travesty to me.

What should happen is:

1. Chicago waives ALL citations from after the 30 day towing period. Goodbye.

2. Chicago fires all of the people who wrote the summons after the 30 day period. Blacklist them to.

3. Chicago pays a guy to go find the boyfriend then files suit against him for the first 30 days' worth of tickets.

4. Chicago waives all outstanding parking violations as a show of good faith that they'll be more honest in the future.

5. I get $100,000 in consulting fees for my services.


hahaha!!!

Awesomeness! "show of good faith that they'll be more honest in the future". Had me going until then. Chicago is millions in the red and if they stopped BS like this then everyone whould see how bad off they really were!
 
2013-04-11 08:26:25 AM  
Parking "authority" near college campuses are always the biggest Bastards. A tow truck jacked my car once while time was still on the meter. Scumbag waited with my car on the jack until I got back to my space.

He told me that he could drop it for $100 on the spot or he would take it in to the expensive impound lot. Arguing that he basically stole the car and was extorting didn't help, his word against mine. The cops didn't give a shiat either. I ended up having to give the arsehole $100 to drop the car.

I'm sure he did that multiple times a day. He probably pocketed hundreds a day from the same trick.
 
2013-04-11 08:27:07 AM  
Close.

So, basically, she let someone else drive the car in her name because she couldn't be bothered to get it retitled and then it never occurred to her to report it stolen after he effectively stole it, so she just tried to ignore the problem for three years because, hey, car's only worth $600 anyway, right?

Moron. Levy a 100% stupid tax on her in addition to her fines. This is one of those situations where I do not give a flying fark about the "victim". She intentionally left the problem get as bad as it did because she just didn't feel like fixing it. Pay what you owe and sue your ex to try and recoup it.
 
2013-04-11 08:28:06 AM  
I wish someone would interview the boyfriend to find out what she did to drive him to do this.  This could be the most epic troll ever.
 
2013-04-11 08:30:05 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: doglover: PsiChi: She has to pay Chi Town, then sue the boyFRIEND

Is that not a travesty? Sounds like a travesty to me.

What should happen is:

1. Chicago waives ALL citations from after the 30 day towing period. Goodbye.

2. Chicago fires all of the people who wrote the summons after the 30 day period. Blacklist them to.

3. Chicago pays a guy to go find the boyfriend then files suit against him for the first 30 days' worth of tickets.

4. Chicago waives all outstanding parking violations as a show of good faith that they'll be more honest in the future.

5. I get $100,000 in consulting fees for my services.

hahaha!!!

Awesomeness! "show of good faith that they'll be more honest in the future". Had me going until then. Chicago is millions in the red and if they stopped BS like this then everyone whould see how bad off they really were!


And a pair of mini horses I shall name Snoopy and Prickly Pete!
 
2013-04-11 08:31:06 AM  

doglover: Short of that kind of overwhelming show of force and a few scape goats, I don't think shiatholes of corruption will clean up their act. Chicago's been a lost cause since before prohibition. I'm sure it's a lovely town to eat and drink in, but stories like this pop up so often it's clear they're as crooked as a staircase with scoliosis.


The Harold Washington years, the blip in the Daley dynasty, seemed to at least have tried.

"I'm going to find you and be fair to you"
 
2013-04-11 08:38:12 AM  
Rik01:I once got a ticket for an expired inspection sticker and, upon talking to my brother, who was a cop, found out that I could drive down the road and get another ticket for the same thing from a different cop -- even if I showed him my current ticket. He said I could get tickets all day long or until I got the car inspected.

Yep, I had a farking pig pull that on me once.  One pulls me over for not displaying my front tags, writes me a citation.  I get back on the road and don't even make it a quarter of a mile before I pass another pig that had just finished pulling someone else over.  He sees me go by, jumps into his car, chases me down and tells me he saw me driving without a front tag.  I show him the ticket I just received, he says well, you know, I could write you another one...

/he didn't
//fark him anyway
///and all pigs.
 
2013-04-11 08:50:58 AM  

StrangeQ: Rik01:I once got a ticket for an expired inspection sticker and, upon talking to my brother, who was a cop, found out that I could drive down the road and get another ticket for the same thing from a different cop -- even if I showed him my current ticket. He said I could get tickets all day long or until I got the car inspected.

Yep, I had a farking pig pull that on me once.  One pulls me over for not displaying my front tags, writes me a citation.  I get back on the road and don't even make it a quarter of a mile before I pass another pig that had just finished pulling someone else over.  He sees me go by, jumps into his car, chases me down and tells me he saw me driving without a front tag.  I show him the ticket I just received, he says well, you know, I could write you another one...

/he didn't
//fark him anyway
///and all pigs.


Then out your front tag on you dumb son-of-a-biatch.

Thats not the cops fault, its YOURS.
 
2013-04-11 08:55:25 AM  
How the fark is this still going on????  Fark has posted at least one article about this before (hence the tag), if not more.
 
2013-04-11 08:55:26 AM  

skozlaw: I didn't RTFA yet, so I'm going to use this story as a bullshiat detector calibration tool.

So your car was parked in an airport parking lot for three years and racked up tens of thousands of dollars in fees and fines.

I'm going to guess, then, that you didn't report it stolen, you didn't go looking for it, and the

authorities contacted you about it multiple times. Cars have identifying info, after all. It's not like it was some mysteriously blobject sitting there that nobody could have found the owner for. They obviously did if they wrote the tickets.

And now you think you should have to pay?

/ off to RTFA


Why on earth would they do that? The longer you don't know they're ticketing your car, the more tickets they can write.

Settle with the city, pay them, then sue him.
 
2013-04-11 09:00:53 AM  
She ought to just ditch the car and move.  The city won't find her.

Chicago;  The city that does a half-assed job works
 
2013-04-11 09:01:41 AM  
It just wows me how somewhere in the citys administration there is an asshole pushing this thing through, knowingly trying to ruin this ladys life for this load of garbage.
 
2013-04-11 09:01:49 AM  

Nothing But Net: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 512x384]

Is the boyfriend's name Barney?


"They stick all the jerks in Tower 1!"

That line wasn't all that funny until I heard the commentary with every writer claiming "we're so sorry!" Naturally the writers of a cartoon could be blamed for one of the worst modern tragedies. Dennis Hopper too.
 
2013-04-11 09:02:44 AM  
Forgive the woman, pass all ticket fines and court costs on to the asshole ex-boyfriend, case closed. NEXT!

/I make a better judge than a real judge does
//probably because my head hasn't been up my own ass for the past 30 years
 
2013-04-11 09:16:04 AM  

ElPresidente: In related news, THIS had a boyfriend?

[www.trbimg.com image 580x439]

DO NOT WANT.


Reminds me of Sophie Devereaux from Leverage.
 
2013-04-11 09:16:22 AM  
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2013-04-11 09:36:32 AM  
How did the amount on the parking tickets go DOWN since the last time this was greenlit?
 
2013-04-11 09:37:56 AM  

GBB: BigBooper: Learn this lesson, and learn it well Farkers, NEVER give away a car titled in your name, and NEVER, EVER, let someone drive with your license plates.

We traded in a junker we bought from a friend.  Purchase price was the cost of transferring the title.  Not important.  We traded the car in months later at a big name, "reputable" dealer franchise in the Orlando area.  *cough* Classic *cough*  Several months after that, we got a collections notice in the mail from a tow service for storage and disposal fees.  I called and asked what that was all about.  They asked if I owned the junker and explained that they were called by Orlando PD because the car was found abandoned on a city street.  They eventually claimed title and then destroyed the car because they couldn't get ahold of us (never once got a notice in the mail from them, but their collection agent was able to track us down at the address on the registration??).  I told them I traded it in months ago.  They correctly guessed the dealership.  All I had to do was provide the odometer certification slip from trading it in.  Guess which peice of paperwork wasn't included in our trade-in package.  When I called, they couldn't find it.  When I showed up in uniform after work, they suddenly found it.  Go figure.

Lesson learned: sometimes you can't trust anyone to do anything right.


In Washington State, we have a release of interest for you fill out and send to the DOL when you trade or sell a car, which is specifically designed to cover your ass in a situation like yours. It astounds me that other states haven't implemented something similar, but again we're talking about Florida.
 
2013-04-11 09:52:36 AM  
Her boyfriend was a useless idiot. She is a worthless idiot.  Chicago is run by worthless idiots.  They should have one big worthless idiot party and drink some "special" koolaid together so the rest of us can stop hearing about their stupid problems...
 
2013-04-11 09:59:49 AM  
Wow, the assholes came out of the wooodwork on this one.

The first thread didn't have any pictures of her, and everyone sided against the dude and said he was a worthless piece of shiat for giving the single mother of his own kid over 100k in debt.

Now you find that she isn't some skinny blonde with huge bolt-ons and it's all "do not want," "her fault," "no fat chicks," etc.

fark you, and you, and you, and you. You assholes know who you are.
 
2013-04-11 09:59:59 AM  

Lidocaine: Her boyfriend was a useless idiot. She is a worthless idiot.  Chicago is run by worthless idiots.  They should have one big worthless idiot party and drink some "special" koolaid together so the rest of us can stop hearing about their stupid problems...


If only that cow had kicked harder...
 
2013-04-11 10:07:52 AM  
We need a constitutional amendment:

No monies generated through law enforcement actions, including settlements with federal agencies, can ever be used as revenue to supplement government budgets. All monies collected from fees, fines, and seizures must be equally divided by the number of citizens and distributed to the citizens annually.

The disincentive to commit offenses would still be there, but then there would be no conflict of interest causing the law to be enforced for revenue purposes.
 
2013-04-11 10:23:28 AM  

doglover: My bunker is a second storey wooden shoebox.


Luxury!
 
2013-04-11 10:36:48 AM  

omnibus_necanda_sunt: Wow, the assholes came out of the wooodwork on this one.

The first thread didn't have any pictures of her, and everyone sided against the dude and said he was a worthless piece of shiat for giving the single mother of his own kid over 100k in debt.

Now you find that she isn't some skinny blonde with huge bolt-ons and it's all "do not want," "her fault," "no fat chicks," etc.

fark you, and you, and you, and you. You assholes know who you are.


I like you.
 
2013-04-11 10:38:31 AM  

StrangeQ: Yep, I had a farking pig pull that on me once. One pulls me over for not displaying my front tags, writes me a citation. I get back on the road and don't even make it a quarter of a mile before I pass another pig that had just finished pulling someone else over. He sees me go by, jumps into his car, chases me down and tells me he saw me driving without a front tag. I show him the ticket I just received, he says well, you know, I could write you another one...

/he didn't
//fark him anyway
///and all pigs.


"So there I was, driving all illegal and shiat, when this farking fascist has the nerve to call me on it! Can you believe that crap? So after he writes me a citation, I go ahead and continue driving. What are they gonna do, cite me again? They're only allowed to write you one ticket a day, it's in the rules. Next thing I know, another pig sees me driving illegally, and he pulls me over! Goddamn! So I tell him to fark off, I've already hit my ticket quota. He tells me that I'm still driving illegally, and that he is allowed to keep writing tickets until I stop, then gives me a warning and lets me go. I sure showed that fascist. Anyway, fark the police."

/You're not the sharpest hammer in the toolbox, are you?
 
2013-04-11 10:46:58 AM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: StrangeQ: Yep, I had a farking pig pull that on me once. One pulls me over for not displaying my front tags, writes me a citation. I get back on the road and don't even make it a quarter of a mile before I pass another pig that had just finished pulling someone else over. He sees me go by, jumps into his car, chases me down and tells me he saw me driving without a front tag. I show him the ticket I just received, he says well, you know, I could write you another one...

/he didn't
//fark him anyway
///and all pigs.

"So there I was, driving all illegal and shiat, when this farking fascist has the nerve to call me on it! Can you believe that crap? So after he writes me a citation, I go ahead and continue driving. What are they gonna do, cite me again? They're only allowed to write you one ticket a day, it's in the rules. Next thing I know, another pig sees me driving illegally, and he pulls me over! Goddamn! So I tell him to fark off, I've already hit my ticket quota. He tells me that I'm still driving illegally, and that he is allowed to keep writing tickets until I stop, then gives me a warning and lets me go. I sure showed that fascist. Anyway, fark the police."

/You're not the sharpest hammer in the toolbox, are you?


In Oregon I was written a "fix it ticket" for an expired registration.  Yes, I know the registration is my fault, but I had to choose between gas/groceries and updating, guess which I chose.  Cop stops me, I explain my reason, and idk why but he gave me a ticket that required I update registration and take proof to the courthouse within a certain number of days, and I wouldn't pay a fine.

He also informed me that if I were to be stopped by another officer within that time frame, I could show him the ticket I was written, which would prevent further tickets from being administered (and thus an accumulation of fines I obviously couldn't afford).

Maybe there are similar time blankets in some areas for certain violations? Maybe this guy isn't completely off the wall with his assumption that he should have at least time to GET to the DMV office to acquire/renew his tags before he gets another ticket? I mean, 24 hours really isn't going to hurt them in lost revenue, and it gives an individual reasonable time to rectify the issue.

That's SUPPOSED to be the point of police citations.  Correction and compliance, not revenue generation.  But we've seen how that's been corrupted here.
 
2013-04-11 10:59:36 AM  
Now the guy's got Paulie as a partner. Any problems, he goes to Paulie. Trouble with the bill? He can go to Paulie. Trouble with the cops, deliveries, Tommy, he can call Paulie. But now the guy's gotta come up with Paulie's money every week, no matter what. Business bad? "Fark you, pay me." Oh, you had a fire? "Fark you, pay me." Place got hit by lightning, huh? "Fark you, pay me."
 
2013-04-11 11:02:09 AM  

miss diminutive: While the judge has implored all sides to reach a settlement, the city said it had previously offered to resolve the matter for just $4,460, including $2,000 for parking tickets and penalties Fitzgerald had incurred on a different vehicle.


Ok, I was beginning to feel sorry for this woman but now it just seems she's just simply lazy/incompetent.


Don't be too sure here.  What if this is simply an ordinary parking ticket or two that she couldn't pay because of the big one--perhaps they insisted on applying the payment to the other fine?

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I am not in any way defending the parking asspipes who never bothered to question a car clearly abandoned in the lot sitting under a snowdrift of tickets and just said "Yup. Illegal. Better add another ticket to the pile," but at what point did this woman *not* call the police or the airport authority or United or even the local TV news and say "My car is trapped in a lot accumulating tickets and I cannot get at it?"


Other than the TV she *DID* try to get the car.

Kentucky Fried Children: Isn't this a repeat from a few months back?


Followup, not repeat.

doglover: PsiChi: She has to pay Chi Town, then sue the boyFRIEND

Is that not a travesty? Sounds like a travesty to me.

What should happen is:

1. Chicago waives ALL citations from after the 30 day towing period. Goodbye.

2. Chicago fires all of the people who wrote the summons after the 30 day period. Blacklist them to.

3. Chicago pays a guy to go find the boyfriend then files suit against him for the first 30 days' worth of tickets.

4. Chicago waives all outstanding parking violations as a show of good faith that they'll be more honest in the future.

5. I get $100,000 in consulting fees for my services.


Nah.  Nothing should be waived.  Just transfer them all to the ex that left it there.

wickedragon: It just wows me how somewhere in the citys administration there is an asshole pushing this thing through, knowingly trying to ruin this ladys life for this load of garbage.


It's probably a case of keeping the stats up.

RembrandtQEinstein: We need a constitutional amendment:

No monies generated through law enforcement actions, including settlements with federal agencies, can ever be used as revenue to supplement government budgets. All monies collected from fees, fines, and seizures must be equally divided by the number of citizens and distributed to the citizens annually.

The disincentive to commit offenses would still be there, but then there would be no conflict of interest causing the law to be enforced for revenue purposes.


Understandable but I have a bit different take on it:  Make fines only acceptable punishment for financial misconduct.  Everything else that is subject to a fine gets a community service penalty instead.

omnibus_necanda_sunt: Wow, the assholes came out of the wooodwork on this one.

The first thread didn't have any pictures of her, and everyone sided against the dude and said he was a worthless piece of shiat for giving the single mother of his own kid over 100k in debt.

Now you find that she isn't some skinny blonde with huge bolt-ons and it's all "do not want," "her fault," "no fat chicks," etc.

fark you, and you, and you, and you. You assholes know who you are.


This thread doesn't detail what she did to try to remedy the situation.
 
2013-04-11 11:27:15 AM  

doglover: Arthur Jumbles: She really is justified.

This is why when this kind of shiat happens I'd like to see the president take a little break from the usual politics and shiat like that and just roll up into Chicago in THE BEAST with full military honor guard as well as every Secret Service guy they can call up, like 1000 people with uniforms, medals, suits, and rifles, with news helicopters filling the sky and people thronging in the streets and march right up to the mayor's office with all these freakin' people around and live on international television just plop down at the mayor's desk, put his feet up on it, and say "Lucy, you got some 'splainin to do." and then tear him a new one so big we can advertise the remains of the mayor's rectum as Grand Canyon 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Not just this case, but if it can happen to one woman, it can happen to other people, and probably has, and the president should really just step in like Zeus and pretty much warn them they're in violation of state and federal laws and by god if they don't want to spend the rest of their natural lives in solitary confinement in Gitmo they should clean up their act. Party's over.

Short of that kind of overwhelming show of force and a few scape goats, I don't think shiatholes of corruption will clean up their act. Chicago's been a lost cause since before prohibition. I'm sure it's a lovely town to eat and drink in, but stories like this pop up so often it's clear they're as crooked as a staircase with scoliosis.


And why would you think that would happen?  Rahm Emmanuel is Barrack's right hand man.
Obama thrived in the political environment of Chicago.
 
2013-04-11 11:30:50 AM  
Mad_Radhu:
In Washington State, we have a release of interest for you fill out and send to the DOL when you trade or sell a car, which is specifically designed to cover your ass in a situation like yours. It astounds me that other states haven't implemented something similar, but again we're talking about Florida.

Same thing exists in Illinois.  The little form is a tear-off piece at the bottom of the Title.
Don't know how long it has been there though. It may have only come out in the last few years, so after this mess happened. Not that it would have helped since she kept the title in her name for some odd reason.
 
2013-04-11 11:36:32 AM  

rpmrpm1: She ought to just ditch the car and move.  The city won't find her.


Friend of mine moved from New York to California.  Applied for a new driver's license. Parking tickets from several years back showed up, she had to pay them before she could get a license.

I think they have some kind of steam-powered abacus or differential engine or something they use to tabulate this stuff.
 
2013-04-11 12:09:02 PM  

RembrandtQEinstein: We need a constitutional amendment:

No monies generated through law enforcement actions, including settlements with federal agencies, can ever be used as revenue to supplement government budgets. All monies collected from fees, fines, and seizures must be equally divided by the number of citizens and distributed to the citizens annually.

The disincentive to commit offenses would still be there, but then there would be no conflict of interest causing the law to be enforced for revenue purposes.


This is a great idea!
 
2013-04-11 12:20:17 PM  

vicioushobbit: Maybe there are similar time blankets in some areas for certain violations? Maybe this guy isn't completely off the wall with his assumption that he should have at least time to GET to the DMV office to acquire/renew his tags before he gets another ticket? I mean, 24 hours really isn't going to hurt them in lost revenue, and it gives an individual reasonable time to rectify the issue.


This is more or less how it works in North Carolina.  I have no idea what's actually on the books, but here, when you get a ticket for registration or inspection or something similar, you basically get in line and talk to the DA on your "summons" day, and if you don't want to contest it, you can just either pay him the fine or schedule a judge visit.  There's a huge DMV style line in the courtroom, just to take care of tickets like that.  If you come in with your valid registration, everything gets waived for registration violations, so if multiple cops issued you a citation for registration in a short time frame, they'd get an annoyed call from an assistant DA about why they were wasting his time with paperwork.
 
2013-04-11 12:25:21 PM  
Bleah.  Another reason to hate Chi-town.  Lousy sales tax.  Really lousy weather.  Shopping you could get in any other large Midwest city. Your gun laws are retarded but unlike the other large cities you can't handle your crime situation.   An overgrown Midwest town with pretensions of greatness.  Oh, and the Cubs suck.

Unfortunately, I have relatives who live near there, so I got to visit every so often. The one bright spot is your museums.
 
2013-04-11 01:26:14 PM  
Fitzgerald's lawyer, Robin Omahana, complained in court Wednesday that the city should have taken other measures than hitting the car with hundreds of tickets - like tow the Monte Carlo.

Thanks a lot, Omahana.
 
2013-04-11 02:49:48 PM  

Kentucky Fried Children: Isn't this a repeat from a few months back?


No, this is a followup to the November, 2012 thread.
 
2013-04-11 04:51:03 PM  
She's lucky he didn't park it in long-term parking at O'Hare. It probably would have cost her $500,000 to get it out of the parking lot.
 
2013-04-11 07:11:00 PM  

doglover: gameshowhost: How does a vehicle not get towed/impounded at some point before racking up even, say, four-figures in fines?

It's Chicago.


They didn't want to deal with the paperwork involving the body that likely inside.
 
2013-04-11 08:30:24 PM  
I like the notion of taking away the profit motive from governmental abuse. My variation on this:

Governments are prohibited from any profit at all, enforcement must be a cost center.
Fines collected are given to IRS-recognized charitable organizations, the selection of which organization is made on an annual basis by volunteers who have been fined for the class of offense. This panel selects from a complete list of IRS-recognized charities.
The government unit imposing the fines must absorb the costs of managing and transmitting the collected fines to the selected organization.

The intent here is twofold: Deprive the government of a profit motive, and insure they are funding the charities they hate most, because victims of the fines can be counted on to choose whatever charities most disagree with the government unit involved.
 
2013-04-12 11:49:18 AM  
City of Chicago?
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