Fines for tickets / citations should be linked to your income as they are NOW in Europe. As the gap between rich and poor continues to grow, fines continue to grow. In the past 15 years fines have increased by 500%! In light of the current unprecedented inequality, it is a gross injustice to ruin someone's life, livelihood and ability to earn a living by imposing flat fines without regard to income or ability to pay. ...more »
civil asset forfeiture is indistinguishable from robbery. it preys on minorities and working poor. it's a clear and obvious violation of the unreasonable search and seizure clause of the u.s. constitution. it's embarrassing that law enforcement engages in this practice.
order all departments to immediately return all property so seized. fine non-compliance. send egregious offenders to prison.