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(Colorado Springs Gazette)   Sifting through the ruins of your home destroyed in a wildfire? Have an outstanding traffic warrant? You're under arrest   (gazette.com) divider line 96
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2013-06-22 03:46:50 PM
Yeah, shiatty timing, but maybe she should pay that ticket or show up to fight it next time, hmmm?
 
2013-06-22 04:28:08 PM
Meh, if I fail to appear in court, they'll issue a warrant for my arrest too.  Show up, pay your fine, or stand before the man, don't just blow it off.
 
2013-06-22 06:00:16 PM
"McCormack was hospitalized Thursday with chest pain, the neighbor said. She needed medical attention again on Friday after she was taken into custody "

Well, at least she won't have to pay for the second round.  I'm betting she has no health insurance.

/always look on the bright side of life
 
2013-06-22 06:07:11 PM

BarkingUnicorn: "McCormack was hospitalized Thursday with chest pain, the neighbor said. She needed medical attention again on Friday after she was taken into custody "

Well, at least she won't have to pay for the second round.  I'm betting she has no health insurance.

/always look on the bright side of life


and a place to saty
 
2013-06-22 06:08:11 PM
stay not satay , I don't even know if she grills
 
2013-06-22 06:09:36 PM
I have little sympathy.  On one hand, it sucks about her house.  But one had nothing to do with the other.

If I stop a person and it's an extraditable warrant, I'm required by our department policy to arrest that person, unless they have a medical condition which would prevent them from safely making it to the jail.  So, unless the person is having a heart attack, they go to jail.

Her hard luck story about her house being destroyed isn't worth me losing my career and livelihood over.
 
2013-06-22 06:09:56 PM
No sympathy here. Her home is gone so what's to keep her from moving out of the area? As dumb as it sounds over a traffic ticket, there's people out there who'll intentionally blow that shiat off indefinitely or move to another state to avoid it.
 
2013-06-22 06:10:20 PM

ThatGuyGreg: Yeah, shiatty timing, but maybe she should pay that ticket or show up to fight it next time, hmmm?


What the hell is it with the US and their fetish to lock people up for anything possible?  I don't know if it's even POSSIBLE to be arrested in Canada for an outstanding traffic ticket, I sure has hell have never heard of it happening.  We just let the bureaucrats handle it.  You don't pay a ticket?  Good luck renewing your insurance.  Drive your car without insurance?  You'll get pulled over by the cops, given another ticket and your car towed, then left on the side of the road with plenty of time to figure out how you're going to get the scratch to pay for your tickets, insurance and impound fees as you continue your journey on foot.

Simple, effective, and nobody needs to go to jail.  What the hell, USA?
 
2013-06-22 06:10:25 PM
Obey the automated licence plate reader. Do not question the database.
 
2013-06-22 06:13:16 PM
"I can't believe they arrested her at this time because she did lose her trailer and everything in it," the neighbor said.


Because she's a flight risk now, that's why. The popo let her ride for as long as they could to rack up the maximum fines. It's now time to harvest that crop before it heads out and is never seen again.
 
2013-06-22 06:15:05 PM

barc0001: ThatGuyGreg: Yeah, shiatty timing, but maybe she should pay that ticket or show up to fight it next time, hmmm?

What the hell is it with the US and their fetish to lock people up for anything possible?  I don't know if it's even POSSIBLE to be arrested in Canada for an outstanding traffic ticket, I sure has hell have never heard of it happening.  We just let the bureaucrats handle it.  You don't pay a ticket?  Good luck renewing your insurance.  Drive your car without insurance?  You'll get pulled over by the cops, given another ticket and your car towed, then left on the side of the road with plenty of time to figure out how you're going to get the scratch to pay for your tickets, insurance and impound fees as you continue your journey on foot.

Simple, effective, and nobody needs to go to jail.  What the hell, USA?


Weird right. A lot of talk about freedom and liberty when in reality what they loooooove is to have a boot shoved up their ass.
 
2013-06-22 06:15:06 PM
People with warrants out for them are subject to arrest.  Should I be shocked or outraged or something?
 
2013-06-22 06:16:02 PM

ThatGuyGreg: Yeah, shiatty timing, but maybe she should pay that ticket or show up to fight it next time, hmmm?


basemetal: Meh, if I fail to appear in court, they'll issue a warrant for my arrest too.  Show up, pay your fine, or stand before the man, don't just blow it off.


Or maybe they could refrain from arresting people over something like that in the first place. If the person doesn't show up to traffic court, just render a guilty verdict and assess the ticket cost plus something extra for wasting the court's time. Send the bill and/or have her pony up the next time she registers her vehicle. I guaranfarkingtee you that the arrest and processing is going to cost far more than whatever she owed to begin with. Plus she now gets lodging and health care on the taxpayer's dime (to be fair, though, the latter was likely to happen anyway).
 
2013-06-22 06:17:23 PM

barc0001: ThatGuyGreg: Yeah, shiatty timing, but maybe she should pay that ticket or show up to fight it next time, hmmm?

What the hell is it with the US and their fetish to lock people up for anything possible?  I don't know if it's even POSSIBLE to be arrested in Canada for an outstanding traffic ticket, I sure has hell have never heard of it happening.  We just let the bureaucrats handle it.  You don't pay a ticket?  Good luck renewing your insurance.  Drive your car without insurance?  You'll get pulled over by the cops, given another ticket and your car towed, then left on the side of the road with plenty of time to figure out how you're going to get the scratch to pay for your tickets, insurance and impound fees as you continue your journey on foot.

Simple, effective, and nobody needs to go to jail.  What the hell, USA?


So they yell "Stop," and if that doesn't work, they yell "Stop" again. Maybe that works in a country with twelve people in it.
 
2013-06-22 06:18:53 PM

HideAndGoFarkYourself: I have little sympathy.  On one hand, it sucks about her house.  But one had nothing to do with the other.

If I stop a person and it's an extraditable warrant, I'm required by our department policy to arrest that person, unless they have a medical condition which would prevent them from safely making it to the jail.  So, unless the person is having a heart attack, they go to jail.

Her hard luck story about her house being destroyed isn't worth me losing my career and livelihood over.


The department policy is an ass. Don't be an ass yourself.

People sifting through the remains of their homes have more pressing issues than sucking your dick over a misdemeanor traffic warrant. After you arrest her, are you going to back and secure her belongings and make sure no one rips them off?
 
2013-06-22 06:25:44 PM

barc0001: Simple, effective, and nobody needs to go to jail.  What the hell, USA?


Because locking up the highest percentage of our population than any other country on the planet(which perhaps the exception of Best Korea, but even then it's close) is something we can still claim being number one.
 
2013-06-22 06:26:02 PM
They would never do this to a white forest woman.
 
2013-06-22 06:29:23 PM

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: ThatGuyGreg: Yeah, shiatty timing, but maybe she should pay that ticket or show up to fight it next time, hmmm?

basemetal: Meh, if I fail to appear in court, they'll issue a warrant for my arrest too.  Show up, pay your fine, or stand before the man, don't just blow it off.

Or maybe they could refrain from arresting people over something like that in the first place. If the person doesn't show up to traffic court, just render a guilty verdict and assess the ticket cost plus something extra for wasting the court's time. Send the bill and/or have her pony up the next time she registers her vehicle. I guaranfarkingtee you that the arrest and processing is going to cost far more than whatever she owed to begin with. Plus she now gets lodging and health care on the taxpayer's dime (to be fair, though, the latter was likely to happen anyway).


Yes, keep sending her bills that she's going to keep just not paying. That'll learn her a thing or two.
 
2013-06-22 06:34:37 PM
Compassion

fark you
 
2013-06-22 06:36:34 PM

That Guy in the Dos Equis Commercials: barc0001: ThatGuyGreg: Yeah, shiatty timing, but maybe she should pay that ticket or show up to fight it next time, hmmm?

What the hell is it with the US and their fetish to lock people up for anything possible?  I don't know if it's even POSSIBLE to be arrested in Canada for an outstanding traffic ticket, I sure has hell have never heard of it happening.  We just let the bureaucrats handle it.  You don't pay a ticket?  Good luck renewing your insurance.  Drive your car without insurance?  You'll get pulled over by the cops, given another ticket and your car towed, then left on the side of the road with plenty of time to figure out how you're going to get the scratch to pay for your tickets, insurance and impound fees as you continue your journey on foot.

Simple, effective, and nobody needs to go to jail.  What the hell, USA?

So they yell "Stop," and if that doesn't work, they yell "Stop" again. Maybe that works in a country with twelve people in it.


This.

We have way too many people who have to actually be hauled off to jail before they'll pay a fine.  Why do you think boots had to be designed for cars?  Otherwise, folks would just continue to keep doing the same stupid mistakes and ignoring courtesy of others.  The only annoying part is when they are busted, we get to hear them say it's everyone else's fault.  The Canadian method was tried here, that is how Flint got to be the worst city.  No one worried about the consequences.

/'Hey man, don't go shooting that house up.'
//'I'm still walking the streets ain't I.'
 
2013-06-22 06:36:37 PM
Isn't a warrant a warrant no matter what it's for? Does the officer know if its a warrant for something minor? Also, does the officer have discretion to ignore a warrant?
 
2013-06-22 06:37:30 PM
What else should having your house burn down get you out of? Petty theft? Grand theft? Assault?
 
2013-06-22 06:37:38 PM
Hey, at least now she's got somewhere to stay.
 
2013-06-22 06:42:00 PM
The warrant was for a failure to appear in court, said Kramer, who added that he was unsure what the original traffic charge was regarding.

Bullshiat, he saw the charges immediately pop up on the screen. He just doesn't want to let it out that they just arrested some poor, sick, now homeless woman on a $25 parking ticket.
 
2013-06-22 06:47:35 PM

HideAndGoFarkYourself: I have little sympathy.  On one hand, it sucks about her house.  But one had nothing to do with the other.

If I stop a person and it's an extraditable warrant, I'm required by our department policy to arrest that person, unless they have a medical condition which would prevent them from safely making it to the jail.  So, unless the person is having a heart attack, they go to jail.

Her hard luck story about her house being destroyed isn't worth me losing my career and livelihood over.


Good point because cops get fired all the time.
 
2013-06-22 06:49:57 PM
Cops that do this are disgusting bullies.  Gotta get those tickets. Moneymoneymoney..

I'd call them pigs, but that would be insulting to real pigs.
 
2013-06-22 06:50:19 PM

Bslim: barc0001: ThatGuyGreg: Yeah, shiatty timing, but maybe she should pay that ticket or show up to fight it next time, hmmm?

What the hell is it with the US and their fetish to lock people up for anything possible?  I don't know if it's even POSSIBLE to be arrested in Canada for an outstanding traffic ticket, I sure has hell have never heard of it happening.  We just let the bureaucrats handle it.  You don't pay a ticket?  Good luck renewing your insurance.  Drive your car without insurance?  You'll get pulled over by the cops, given another ticket and your car towed, then left on the side of the road with plenty of time to figure out how you're going to get the scratch to pay for your tickets, insurance and impound fees as you continue your journey on foot.

Simple, effective, and nobody needs to go to jail.  What the hell, USA?

Weird right. A lot of talk about freedom and liberty when in reality what they loooooove is to have a boot shoved up their ass.


I sure don't miss the jackbooted marchstepping going on there. It seems to have accelerated the last 10 years to just plain unreasonable.
 
2013-06-22 06:55:20 PM

Benjimin_Dover: "I can't believe they arrested her at this time because she did lose her trailer and everything in it," the neighbor said.


Because she's a flight risk now, that's why. The popo let her ride for as long as they could to rack up the maximum fines. It's now time to harvest that crop before it heads out and is never seen again.


Wait, it was a TRAILER??

Hm, the article seems to be gone. I guess it was a flight risk as well.
 
2013-06-22 06:58:56 PM
I hope she can get health care.
 
2013-06-22 07:02:28 PM
Discretion copper... discretion.  Look it up and use it you farking jackass!
 
2013-06-22 07:04:23 PM
A warrant for an arrest can't be ignored. We have to make the arrest. If it's for a ticket, it's because they didn't appear in court. Not appearing for your hearing is like telling the judge to go fark himself, so he makes you come in and make your appearance with a free ride and pretty silver bracelets.

In Florida, warrants sent issued for parking tickets if you don't show up to parking court they just nail you with a bigger fine.

We can't ignore warrants. It's neglect of duty if you do.
 
2013-06-22 07:04:53 PM
Nice trolling "OMG..ALL COPS ARE HEARTLESS ASSHOLES!" story tardpaper. She had a warrant, try showing up for court when you're needed and ordered to.

/next story.
 
2013-06-22 07:07:38 PM

Day_Old_Dutchie: Cops that do this are disgusting bullies.  Gotta get those tickets. Moneymoneymoney..

I'd call them pigs, but that would be insulting to real pigs.


Cops that do what, their job? Yeah, those guys suck.

If this lady didn't want to have a warrant, she shouldn't have committed the crime in the first place, but failing that, should have either shown up in court or not blown off the fine she received if she did, because that's the only reason they will issue an arrest warrant in Colorado Springs/El Paso county for a traffic violation. Sucks to be her, shait happens.
 
2013-06-22 07:10:51 PM

barc0001: What the hell is it with the US and their fetish to lock people up for anything possible?

 
2013-06-22 07:14:33 PM
If she lived in a trailer and was sick, it's very likely she couldn't afford to pay all the tickets. Ah, the 21st century America. The return of the debtor's prison.
 
2013-06-22 07:17:23 PM

Skywolf the Scribbler: barc0001: What the hell is it with the US and their fetish to lock people up for anything possible?


because people are insane and tell cops "i didn't do NOTHING!!"
 
2013-06-22 07:27:21 PM

Astorix: If she lived in a trailer and was sick, it's very likely she couldn't afford to pay all the tickets. Ah, the 21st century America. The return of the debtor's prison.


Yeah, and the tough guys who advocate locking her up in this thread probably scream the loudest about "MAH RIGHTS" any time they feel the Government is bearing down on them.

LOLibertarians.
 
2013-06-22 07:28:45 PM

RoyBatty: HideAndGoFarkYourself: I have little sympathy.  On one hand, it sucks about her house.  But one had nothing to do with the other.

If I stop a person and it's an extraditable warrant, I'm required by our department policy to arrest that person, unless they have a medical condition which would prevent them from safely making it to the jail.  So, unless the person is having a heart attack, they go to jail.

Her hard luck story about her house being destroyed isn't worth me losing my career and livelihood over.

The department policy is an ass. Don't be an ass yourself.

People sifting through the remains of their homes have more pressing issues than sucking your dick over a misdemeanor traffic warrant. After you arrest her, are you going to back and secure her belongings and make sure no one rips them off?


Classy.

I don't make the policies, and whether or not I agree with them, I'm required to abide by them.  She could have easily avoided having a warrant out for her arrest by taking care of whatever the charge was that caused the warrant to be issued in the first place.

Like I said, and like I'll stand by, it's not worth losing my career over, so she would have gone to jail.
 
2013-06-22 07:31:00 PM

barc0001: ThatGuyGreg: Yeah, shiatty timing, but maybe she should pay that ticket or show up to fight it next time, hmmm?

What the hell is it with the US and their fetish to lock people up for anything possible?  I don't know if it's even POSSIBLE to be arrested in Canada for an outstanding traffic ticket, I sure has hell have never heard of it happening.  We just let the bureaucrats handle it.  You don't pay a ticket?  Good luck renewing your insurance.  Drive your car without insurance?  You'll get pulled over by the cops, given another ticket and your car towed, then left on the side of the road with plenty of time to figure out how you're going to get the scratch to pay for your tickets, insurance and impound fees as you continue your journey on foot.

Simple, effective, and nobody needs to go to jail.  What the hell, USA?


People don't get arrested for unpaid traffic tickets here.  They get arrested for failing to appear in court when ordered.  The judiciary's dignity is its only inherent power. Any affront to that dignity must be dealt with ruthlessly.
 
2013-06-22 07:31:13 PM

YouSirAreAMaroon: HideAndGoFarkYourself: I have little sympathy.  On one hand, it sucks about her house.  But one had nothing to do with the other.

If I stop a person and it's an extraditable warrant, I'm required by our department policy to arrest that person, unless they have a medical condition which would prevent them from safely making it to the jail.  So, unless the person is having a heart attack, they go to jail.

Her hard luck story about her house being destroyed isn't worth me losing my career and livelihood over.

Good point because cops get fired all the time.


They do.  Quite a lot of them, quite a bit of the time actually.  We've had three fired at my agency in the past two years, all of them legitimate firings.

If I fail to arrest somebody I'm bound by law to arrest, or bound by policy to arrest, I risk being fired.
 
2013-06-22 07:36:55 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: ThatGuyGreg: Yeah, shiatty timing, but maybe she should pay that ticket or show up to fight it next time, hmmm?

basemetal: Meh, if I fail to appear in court, they'll issue a warrant for my arrest too.  Show up, pay your fine, or stand before the man, don't just blow it off.

Or maybe they could refrain from arresting people over something like that in the first place. If the person doesn't show up to traffic court, just render a guilty verdict and assess the ticket cost plus something extra for wasting the court's time. Send the bill and/or have her pony up the next time she registers her vehicle. I guaranfarkingtee you that the arrest and processing is going to cost far more than whatever she owed to begin with. Plus she now gets lodging and health care on the taxpayer's dime (to be fair, though, the latter was likely to happen anyway).

Yes, keep sending her bills that she's going to keep just not paying. That'll learn her a thing or two.


And sending her to jail results in the same outcome at 100 times the cost to the taxpayer. Farking Phyrrhic victories, how do they work?

If she refuses to pay when she takes her car in for registration, take it and auction it. If she doesn't register her car again, take it from her the next time a cop gets a hit on the plates. I really don't understand this "lock 'em up for the slightest infraction" mentality. It's a waste of resources and needlessly escalates otherwise (usually) resolvable situations.
 
2013-06-22 07:36:57 PM

Maul555: Discretion copper... discretion.  Look it up and use it you farking jackass!


Many places have no discretion when it comes to arrest warrants.  It's a command by a judge to make an arrest, and many places require just that.

I've got discretion on a wide variety of things, but there are still things where I've had that discretion stripped by the legislature, or by a command by a judge (i.e. a warrant).

Some jurisdictions this doesn't apply to.
 
2013-06-22 07:41:04 PM

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: The My Little Pony Killer: Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: ThatGuyGreg: Yeah, shiatty timing, but maybe she should pay that ticket or show up to fight it next time, hmmm?

basemetal: Meh, if I fail to appear in court, they'll issue a warrant for my arrest too.  Show up, pay your fine, or stand before the man, don't just blow it off.

Or maybe they could refrain from arresting people over something like that in the first place. If the person doesn't show up to traffic court, just render a guilty verdict and assess the ticket cost plus something extra for wasting the court's time. Send the bill and/or have her pony up the next time she registers her vehicle. I guaranfarkingtee you that the arrest and processing is going to cost far more than whatever she owed to begin with. Plus she now gets lodging and health care on the taxpayer's dime (to be fair, though, the latter was likely to happen anyway).

Yes, keep sending her bills that she's going to keep just not paying. That'll learn her a thing or two.

And sending her to jail results in the same outcome at 100 times the cost to the taxpayer. Farking Phyrrhic victories, how do they work?

If she refuses to pay when she takes her car in for registration, take it and auction it. If she doesn't register her car again, take it from her the next time a cop gets a hit on the plates. I really don't understand this "lock 'em up for the slightest infraction" mentality. It's a waste of resources and needlessly escalates otherwise (usually) resolvable situations.


But yet you are ok with confiscating property. Dipshiat.
 
2013-06-22 07:43:12 PM

Astorix: If she lived in a trailer and was sick, it's very likely she couldn't afford to pay all the tickets. Ah, the 21st century America. The return of the debtor's prison.


Yeah sure; its the corporations and governments fault people choose to be up to their eyeballs in debt just so they can have the latest new toys and the biggest house; so when shiat happens they have no money to float themselves on or cover bills.  It's called living within your means and saving for a rainy day.

And yes, I know; its been a shiatty decade; tons of unemployment etc; I spent almost two years unemployed after I got my discharge; but I also never went out and got a loan on a $40k SUV with spinners and bling or a house I couldn't afford; so I was able to cover every bill I had with my savings and unemployment comp until I was able to find a job.  Which actually involved moving across country back home to where there ARE jobs in my field.

Look, I agree it was bad timing; and maybe there WERE extenuating circumstances that prevented her from appearing in court when she was ordered to; but apparently if there was she chose not to inform the courts who then rightly issued the warrant.  Trust me when I say I'm no fan or white knight of cops; or at least not the ones we usually hear about on the news, but in this case he genuinely WAS doing his job and didn't (appear) to cross that line of abuse that so many seem too.

I know this is getting ranty; and I don't mean my aggression to be directed at you Astorix; I'm just sick of everyone having this mentality of "well it certainly isn't MY fault" this country has developed.  If everyone just owned up to their mistakes this world would run a bunch smoother.
 
2013-06-22 07:44:17 PM

Maul555: Discretion copper... discretion.  Look it up and use it you farking jackass!


And yet, when cops do exercise discretion and let someone go, people like you are often screaming how wrong it is for cops to show favoritism and let "certain people" go because they're other cops, or politicians or whatever.

What you mean is, Cops should let nice, poor or people YOU think are "innocent" go, and only arrest other cops, mean people, or those whom you think OUGHT to go to jail because you don't like them much.

To put this in perspective, if this woman had been a cop, arrested for ignoring an outstanding traffic warrant, you'd be cheering because finally the farking jackass got what he deserved for once. No discretion for him, nosir.
 
2013-06-22 07:44:34 PM

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: The My Little Pony Killer: Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: ThatGuyGreg: Yeah, shiatty timing, but maybe she should pay that ticket or show up to fight it next time, hmmm?

basemetal: Meh, if I fail to appear in court, they'll issue a warrant for my arrest too.  Show up, pay your fine, or stand before the man, don't just blow it off.

Or maybe they could refrain from arresting people over something like that in the first place. If the person doesn't show up to traffic court, just render a guilty verdict and assess the ticket cost plus something extra for wasting the court's time. Send the bill and/or have her pony up the next time she registers her vehicle. I guaranfarkingtee you that the arrest and processing is going to cost far more than whatever she owed to begin with. Plus she now gets lodging and health care on the taxpayer's dime (to be fair, though, the latter was likely to happen anyway).

Yes, keep sending her bills that she's going to keep just not paying. That'll learn her a thing or two.

And sending her to jail results in the same outcome at 100 times the cost to the taxpayer. Farking Phyrrhic victories, how do they work?

If she refuses to pay when she takes her car in for registration, take it and auction it. If she doesn't register her car again, take it from her the next time a cop gets a hit on the plates. I really don't understand this "lock 'em up for the slightest infraction" mentality. It's a waste of resources and needlessly escalates otherwise (usually) resolvable situations.


People have to "take their car in" for registration where you live? Here in FL it's all done on-line.
 
2013-06-22 07:50:35 PM

HideAndGoFarkYourself: RoyBatty: HideAndGoFarkYourself: I have little sympathy.  On one hand, it sucks about her house.  But one had nothing to do with the other.

If I stop a person and it's an extraditable warrant, I'm required by our department policy to arrest that person, unless they have a medical condition which would prevent them from safely making it to the jail.  So, unless the person is having a heart attack, they go to jail.

Her hard luck story about her house being destroyed isn't worth me losing my career and livelihood over.

The department policy is an ass. Don't be an ass yourself.

People sifting through the remains of their homes have more pressing issues than sucking your dick over a misdemeanor traffic warrant. After you arrest her, are you going to back and secure her belongings and make sure no one rips them off?

Classy.

I don't make the policies, and whether or not I agree with them, I'm required to abide by them.  She could have easily avoided having a warrant out for her arrest by taking care of whatever the charge was that caused the warrant to be issued in the first place.

Like I said, and like I'll stand by, it's not worth losing my career over, so she would have gone to jail.


Sorry you dislike that. That's how we plebeians see it when you choose to do something you know is wrong but will only result in a boot stomping on our face.

So tell me, you come across a person sifting through the ashes of their home picking out what can be saved.

You arrest them on a traffic warrant.

What will you do to secure their belongings?
 
2013-06-22 07:52:58 PM

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: And sending her to jail results in the same outcome at 100 times the cost to the taxpayer. Farking Phyrrhic victories, how do they work?


I'm not saying that there aren't other options available in theory; many of which are likely better (or at least cheaper in the long run); however the fact stands that a warrant was issued for a failure to appear; and was acted upon by the officer.

I don't believe in this country a simple "keep sending them bills" or "make them pay when they renew their registration" would ever work, at least not in this century.  Far too many people take the stance of "ignore it and it'll go away" and the sad thing is, it often works.  Someone mentioned car boots as an example earlier, and I agree.  If people had the spine to own up to their mistakes, we wouldn't have invented the damn thing.  Instead people blow off their tickets or whatever, and as such we've had to resort to stronger measures.

So what other alternative is there?  She made a mistake and got a ticket for something; failed to correct it; so the courts say "ok, you don't want to come in on your own so you'll come in by force."
 
2013-06-22 07:53:29 PM
Sort of funny how someone with the name of HideAndGoFarkYourself gets upset with the comments of others. Typical police double standard I guess.
 
2013-06-22 07:56:07 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: People have to "take their car in" for registration where you live? Here in FL it's all done on-line.


Most states I've lived in you can do a renewal on-line; by mail, or by wasting your day at the DMV / DoT; unless it's an out-of-state transfer or "new" registration (like you bought it used from someone), then it (usually) has to be done in person so a clerk can verify the VIN and odometer.
 
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