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(WQAD Quad Cities)   East Moline police always gets their fugitives in the end, even 72 old women with seat belt tickets   (wqad.com) divider line 59
    More: Stupid, East Moline, old women, seat belt ticket, Carol Fulscher, woman arrested, fugitives, seat belts, Rock Island County Jail  
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jbc [TotalFark]
2013-12-25 09:18:12 AM
If you can't do the time, don't do the crime.
 
2013-12-25 01:06:27 PM
If you don't pay your traffic tickets, you will get arrested sooner or later. I guess there are people who don't understand this.
 
2013-12-25 01:09:34 PM
Unless she's incompetent or was at the time of the fine, since she may be now, there is no reason for her not to have paid or attempt to pay.
 
2013-12-25 01:10:16 PM
Good. It's about time that these scofflaws get what they deserve.

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PICK UP THAT CAN, CITIZEN!!!
 
2013-12-25 01:12:48 PM

ReapTheChaos: If you don't pay your traffic tickets, you will get arrested sooner or later. I guess there are people who don't understand this.


Good God yes.  There was actual REVENUE at stake!

Now at least the streets of this shiathole backwater are safe from 72 year old women who don't fasten their seatbelts.
 
2013-12-25 01:13:17 PM
That story did not have 72 old women, subby.
 
2013-12-25 01:16:50 PM
 
2013-12-25 01:18:23 PM
Seat belt tickets. National Monument barrier busters. I  could list hundreds of things my friends think shouldn't apply to them that I've heard about lately.

People are funny thinking laws are for "those" people instead..
 
2013-12-25 01:20:48 PM
Well, at least they didn't break down her door and shoot her dog.

It seems many places have forgotten what arrests are FOR. It's supposed to arrest the movement of a potentially violent offender, not for simple civil violations where they could easily have mailed her a reminder letter and a payment coupon where she could have mailed a check back in, in an accompanying address-printed envelope; which would have made the city MUCH more revenue than paying someone to bonk some heads unnecessarily.
 
2013-12-25 01:22:38 PM
LAUGHTER OL perhaps these are the virgins for the martyrs!
 
2013-12-25 01:22:58 PM
This is actually one of those things that can pull someone living on the edge to homelessness. I believe in some socialist commie county (Sweden?) the fines for these types of oopsies are commensurate with one's income. That's the first step.

Secondly, in no place ever should anyone be arrested for such a trivial thing. Even young gangbangers or those suffering from too much money shouldn't be arrested. If you can't collect it with a variety of methods then just write the sucker off as a bad debt.

Thirdly, people make mistakes or they don't care or they just decide to ignore problems for any number of bizarre or dysfunctional reasons. The penalty for these types of trivial ass issues should be minimal.
 
2013-12-25 01:26:55 PM
Grandma got run over by the law here.
 
2013-12-25 01:30:16 PM
72 old women?  Were they all virgins?  Sounds like a suicide bomber's worst nightmare.
 
2013-12-25 01:31:09 PM
Thats alot of old women .
 
2013-12-25 01:33:09 PM
what a shocker, farkers are fine with arresting an old lady for a traffic violation. You will not find a more authoritarian bunch outside of north korea.
 
2013-12-25 01:37:34 PM

Sim Tree: It seems many places have forgotten what arrests are FOR. It's supposed to arrest the movement of a potentially violent offender, not for simple civil violations where they could easily have mailed her a reminder letter and a payment coupon where she could have mailed a check back in, in an accompanying address-printed envelope; which would have made the city MUCH more revenue than paying someone to bonk some heads unnecessarily.



All they have to do is deny renewal of driver's license until the fine is paid. Otherwise this an attempt to collect a debt via means of jail. Debtors prison was abolished long ago. And why do courts have the right to jail someone over a debt which was over an infraction, not even a crime to begin with, but we the people can not have someone jailed when we have outstanding debts?
 
2013-12-25 01:40:30 PM
This fits perfectly with the narrative: Americans have a fetish for excessive punishment. Judeochristiansomethingorother.
 
2013-12-25 01:41:18 PM
I loved reading the comments on the link page.  I made it through a dozen, and still no one was asking why she didn't just pay the ticket or show up in court to fight the ticket. Instead by ignoring it, a likely $25 ticket turned into a jailable contempt charge that cost $242 just to bond out. Call me the Grinch, I'm more concerned if she's still driving lol.
 
2013-12-25 01:41:21 PM

meow said the dog: LAUGHTER OL perhaps these are the virgins for the martyrs!


I thought you quit???
 
2013-12-25 01:43:03 PM
There is no way to rationalize what they did. Those cops, and anyone who defends them, are f*cking losers.
 
2013-12-25 01:44:41 PM
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2013-12-25 01:51:29 PM
Good thing this guy wasn't the judge, she'd get a decade in a 'cube
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2013-12-25 01:51:37 PM

doctor wu: There is no way to rationalize what they did. Those cops, and anyone who defends them, are f*cking losers.


What do you mean?  I feel safer.
 
2013-12-25 01:52:57 PM

Nestchick: That story did not have 72 old women, subby.


He was thinking of virgins.  Easy mistake to make.
 
2013-12-25 01:53:43 PM
The old women had dementia. Look up non compus mentas, the porcine jackbooted thugs need to never have a badge or gun ever again. The lady is lucky they did not shot her or her dog. New rule never ever call the pigs.
 
2013-12-25 01:55:14 PM
FTFA [sic]: Standard procedure say police.  Time for change say Fulscher's family,

1) They're both right.

2) The editor shouldn't have quit his/her day job.
 
2013-12-25 01:56:03 PM

laellee: I loved reading the comments on the link page.  I made it through a dozen, and still no one was asking why she didn't just pay the ticket or show up in court to fight the ticket. Instead by ignoring it, a likely $25 ticket turned into a jailable contempt charge that cost $242 just to bond out. Call me the Grinch, I'm more concerned if she's still driving lol.


It does not matter why she didn't pay it. The problem here is that the freaking court can have you jailed over a $20 infraction. They have the power to jail you over what amounts to a debt collection. Like I wrote above, deny driver's license renewal until fine is payed. First contact with LEO over failure to pay what's not even a moving violation should not result in jail. Huge waste of time and resources.
 
2013-12-25 01:58:42 PM

edmo: I could list hundreds of things my friends think shouldn't apply to them that I've heard about lately.


Like "pants".
 
2013-12-25 02:00:36 PM
Phew. Thank god they got this menace off the street.
 
2013-12-25 02:03:00 PM
I never would've imagined in a million years that they would've arrested a 72-year-old woman.

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Why do people think that they're no longer bound by law after a certain age?  If your mom's suffering from dementia, you should probably be monitoring her mail to make sure her bills are getting paid and any notices from government agencies are promptly handled.
 
2013-12-25 02:12:40 PM

jtown: Why do people think that they're no longer bound by law after a certain age?


Who are you talking to? Yourself? Because no one is saying the elderly should get a free pass. The questioning of authority is about the law which enables jailing someone over a $20 infraction. And if she was demented, why the heck did the State allow her to have a driver's license in the first place?

Any other bluntskulls care to go up against the encephlavator?
 
2013-12-25 02:16:42 PM

encephlavator: The problem here is that the freaking court can have you jailed over a $20 infraction. They have the power to jail you over what amounts to a debt collection.


If you can't pay you tell the court and come to some other arrangment.
 
2013-12-25 02:27:34 PM
This all started as part of a concerned well-being check on the lady: no good deed...
 
2013-12-25 02:28:50 PM

Nestchick: That story did not have 72 old women, subby.


They accidentally the whole thing.
 
2013-12-25 02:32:38 PM

encephlavator: jtown: Why do people think that they're no longer bound by law after a certain age?

Who are you talking to? Yourself? Because no one is saying the elderly should get a free pass. The questioning of authority is about the law which enables jailing someone over a $20 infraction. And if she was demented, why the heck did the State allow her to have a driver's license in the first place?

Any other bluntskulls care to go up against the encephlavator?


I'm addressing the person who made the statement that you omitted from my post.  It was made by the woman's daughter.  You can also find it in the article.

Why do people think they can edit someone's post then try to look "clever" by pretending the original content never existed?  (I'm talking you you, encephlavator.  Thought it might be necessary to point that out since you seem a little thick.)
 
2013-12-25 02:36:51 PM

jtown: Why do people think they can edit someone's post then try to look "clever"


Thanks! I love it when people call me "clever". Merry Christmas!
 
2013-12-25 02:37:56 PM
Fulscher's sister called East Moline Police when she couldn't get a hold of her. She asked police to do a well being check. When the East Moline Police officers arrived at Fulscher's home, they ran her ID and saw the warrant for the ticket. When Fulscher couldn't pay the ticket, she says they brought her in.

Never ever ever ever invite the man into your life (or the life of someone you supposedly give a shiat about).
 
2013-12-25 02:38:28 PM
Nestchick

That story did not have 72 old women, subby.

But it got greenlit. You can't explain that.

// Not submitter.
 
2013-12-25 02:44:28 PM
72 or 27, I really don't care. These laws are set up because there are enough Americans ignoring the fines they owe that the courts has to get more aggressive as the more time passes. Part of Detroit's woes is the millions of dollars owed to them by people like this lady. They won't pay voluntarily, and something should be done. Suspending DL isn't enough, many drivers continue driving anyway. MI is working on a bill right now to give judges the power to arrest if you don't pay your blight fines. Sometimes that is what it takes to get folks to clean their property up.
 
2013-12-25 02:46:06 PM

The Onion is prophetic: 72 old women?  Were they all virgins?  Sounds like a suicide bomber's worst nightmare.


I'd, um, say I came for this, but that's overstating the situation.  Really I just meant to say... 72 old women?
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2013-12-25 02:52:53 PM

evil saltine: encephlavator: The problem here is that the freaking court can have you jailed over a $20 infraction. They have the power to jail you over what amounts to a debt collection.

If you can't pay you tell the court and come to some other arrangment.


It should not be a court issue at all. It's an administrative issue between the license issuing entity, The DMV and the driver. Once it rises to getting caught driving while suspended after renewal came up and was denied, then it's clear the person is a scofflaw or mentally incapable, then let get the courts involved. Otherwise, as I've stated, this is a waste of resources.
 
2013-12-25 02:54:37 PM

Maggie_Luna: Unless she's incompetent or was at the time of the fine, since she may be now, there is no reason for her not to have paid or attempt to pay.


Demensia

/maybe try reading the article... that might help a little.
 
2013-12-25 02:57:40 PM

jtown: encephlavator: jtown: Why do people think that they're no longer bound by law after a certain age?

Who are you talking to? Yourself? Because no one is saying the elderly should get a free pass. The questioning of authority is about the law which enables jailing someone over a $20 infraction. And if she was demented, why the heck did the State allow her to have a driver's license in the first place?

Any other bluntskulls care to go up against the encephlavator?

I'm addressing the person who made the statement that you omitted from my post.  It was made by the woman's daughter.  You can also find it in the article.

Why do people think they can edit someone's post then try to look "clever" by pretending the original content never existed?  (I'm talking you you, encephlavator.  Thought it might be necessary to point that out since you seem a little thick.)


Uh, I'm pretty sure the edited comment is exactly the point you were trying to make. That people are saying she should have been given a break due to her age. You know, people are saying that, but that is not the main point most are making. And then you go and ignore that main argument, that failure to pay a seat belt ticket should not rise to an arrest-able offense.
 
2013-12-25 03:11:06 PM

encephlavator: It should not be a court issue at all.


When you get a ticket, it's a court issue..
 
2013-12-25 03:13:30 PM
subby you're a retard

such xmas fail
 
2013-12-25 04:05:58 PM
Finally, they're doing something about those vicious gangs!

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2013-12-25 04:06:47 PM

ReapTheChaos: If you don't pay your traffic tickets, you will get arrested sooner or later. I guess there are people who don't understand this.


Depends on context and location.

I have a couple minor traffic tickets under my belt.

They sent me a letter saying they'd suspend my license if I didn't pay... I have pathological issues with driving (and being driven at speed). I figured... Okay, fair deal. One ticket was from before the accident which caused that issue, and the other is from driving on what I thought was private property - I just can't drive on roads, so private property doesn't bother me. So they took my license, and I haven't heard anything since. Seems to be a fair trade for me.
 
2013-12-25 04:12:08 PM

laellee: I loved reading the comments on the link page.  I made it through a dozen, and still no one was asking why she didn't just pay the ticket or show up in court to fight the ticket. Instead by ignoring it, a likely $25 ticket turned into a jailable contempt charge that cost $242 just to bond out. Call me the Grinch, I'm more concerned if she's still driving lol.


Last seat belt ticket I got was $115 after adding in the court costs and officer needs a new boat fees from the Iowa Highway Patrol.
 
2013-12-25 04:15:19 PM
My ex is spending the holidays in the clink on a failure to appear warrant, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

/Couldn't happen to a nicer person
//Not even her own family will consider bailing her out
///Three slashies for great justice!!
 
2013-12-25 04:24:42 PM
While I continue to hear a chorus of 'this is standard procedure', the police and those love authority continue to wonder why people hate cops.

'Standard procedure' does not make something morally right.

And I am suggesting:
1-Not everyone has to be arrested for every criminal charge or warrant for that matter.  Why should someone arrested for public intox be brought into a holding facility where people are being held for more serious crimes?  Could a ticket work?
2-The fact that she is an old woman gives her sympathy, but the same situational judgement to arrest or not to arrest could be used for a male in his 20's.

This is why American police suck.
 
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