Speeding Ticket Inequality

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Speeding Ticket Inequality

    Received from friend:

    This is an experience that happened to my wife today.
    April 1, 2007, inDenver County Traffic Court, Denver, Colorado. She had to appear in
    traffic court as a result of a speeding ticket. She was speeding and
    knew she would have a fine to pay. We have no problem with that.

    The rest of the court experience, however, is something we should all
    stand up and take exception to and ask what is happening to the United

    She was asked to be in court by
    4:30PM today, with which she
    complied. However, when she got there, it was announced that all
    non-English speaking persons with traffic violations would be taken care
    of first. The reasoning being that the interpreter leaves every day at the
    same time and does not stay late. So a reward for not speaking English
    is one gets to go the front of the line.

    Next, the non-English speaking individuals do not have driver's
    licenses or insurance. Never was it asked why they did not have licenses,
    what they were doing to get licenses or insurance. What they were given
    for driving without a license was a $35 fine. Since many of them did not
    have $35 they were also given payment terms. So, they are granted
    another reward for not having the money to pay the fines.

    My wife, who was born in
    Denver, Colorado, raised here, and lived
    here all her life, was given a $249 fine for her speeding ticket, was not
    given payment terms, and had to wait until all the non-speaking, aliens
    were treated first.

    If I understand this correctly:
    * Let's never require the non -English speaking individuals who live
    in this country to learn English.
    * Let's never require they become citizens of this
    United States ofAmerica.
    * Let's never require them to ever get driver's licenses and pray
    they never kill someone on the road with their driving.
    * Let's never require they get automobile insurance, so that all of
    us who do will pay higher and higher premiums.
    * Let's make sure that those of us who do get injured by these
    individuals pay higher and higher health insurance premiums
    * Let's make sure those who can pay their fines, pay big ones to
    subsidize all those $35 fines on payment plans.
    * Let's make sure we never inconvenience them and let's never
    inconvenience the interpreters in this country who may have to work late.

    Our Country is eroding every day right before our eyes.
    No country in the world has ever survived having 2 major languages.
    We are heading down that path. (I highlighted this because I believe it
    needs to be acknowledged. Does it matter to you?)
  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I don't miss driving in the states one bit. Everywhere you go there are speedtraps, and the police seem to be everywhere.

    Since I have arrived in Germany, I have been pulled over one time, on post by a US military police, as a random "check". Off post, on the autobahns -not one single polizei is around. No speedtraps. No speed limit, really. (There are recommended speed zones) In the cities, there are little cameras which takes a pic of your lic plate if you are speeding excessively. You get a nice little fine in the mail. Pay at any local bank, they forward the money for you at no cost. End of story. Of course, Germans have to pay an exhorbitant fee, something like 2,000 euro for a drivers test and license, and 100 euro additional each time they fail...I find that humorous. Anyway.

    America is a police state. I love it, but holy COW, what a mess it has become.
  3. AlterEgo

    AlterEgo Monkey+++

    It is all about the money, ahh but you knew that didn't you.

    If you don't pay the judge doesn't get paid. Read anything by Catherine Austin Fitts.

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