Mar 23, 2015 2:13 PM GMT
How Petty Municipal Fines Destroy the Lives of Our Most Vulnerable
UndercoverMan saidIn short, if you can't pay the fine, don't do the crime.
UndercoverMan saidMaybe if this was brought to light within the context of a serious news show with reputable journalists (where does one find those anymore) maybe I could take it seriously. It's hard to when the show doesn't.
In short, if you can't pay the fine, don't do the crime.
The argument that we all do these petty, stupid things is infantile at best.
I do agree that having private concerns turn a profit off these incidents is repugnant to me.
mindgarden saidThis is all old news.Yet it's still happening as we speak (err, type).
MGINSD said"Our most vulnerable?" How about some of our most contumacious...
...Jumping to the conclusion that most people don't pay their fines because they're insolvent is an unsupported guess...
...The woman from AL who bewailed her fines claimed she couldn't afford to pay their initial <$50 amount, but did you notice her pricey French nails?
...Same for the rather youthful grandmother, whose fast-flowing tears and belated "want to pay [her] fine" couldn't cover up the bling about her...