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Old 05-29-2016, 10:00 AM
 
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Man pays speeding ticket with 22,000 pennies | FOX25

$220 for going 39 in a 30? definitely sounds like policing for cash to me!

check out the video
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Old 05-29-2016, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Texas
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30 mph usually means residential and I think the fines should be really high.

Pennies are money. Money is money.
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Old 05-29-2016, 10:03 AM
 
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if it was a school zone, maybe. Otherwise it's excessive IMO.

isn't there something in the 8th amendment about excessive fines?
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Old 05-29-2016, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Texas
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if it was a school zone, maybe. Otherwise it's excessive IMO.

isn't there something in the 8th amendment about excessive fines?
Even without school, you're talking about an area with lots of kids, dogs, joggers, bikers...overall higher pedestrian traffic. Fine should be higher than say 69 in a 60.
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Old 05-29-2016, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Man pays speeding ticket with 22,000 pennies | FOX25

$220 for going 39 in a 30? definitely sounds like policing for cash to me!

check out the video
So, this man is making a clerk count 20,000+ cents (not pennies, cents - the federal government has never minted pennies - 1/100th of a dollar is a cent) in order to protest a city law enacted by local elected government (not by the clerk) and carried out by local law enforcement (not by the clerk).

Does anyone think the local government or police department care one iota that a clerk has to spend a few hours counting coins?

This idiot's grasp of basic logic is on par with his ability to follow the speed limit.
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Old 05-29-2016, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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30 mph usually means residential and I think the fines should be really high.

Pennies are money. Money is money.
Absolutely. We're talking about, essentially, 40 in a residential area. The fine should be REALLY high for that. Kids, pets, cars pulling out, all sorts of things that go into that 30 mph speed limit.
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Old 05-29-2016, 11:54 AM
 
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Great, another d-bag trying to go viral with a lame idea.

What an a-hole.

Mick
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Joke's on him since he didn't even use his own pennies - he went to a bank and bought rolls that he had to break apart. It is too bad though that our taxpayer money has to go to someone having to count it out. If it was me I'd make HIM count it out when he was paying...THAT would be hilarious!
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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So, this man is making a clerk count 20,000+ cents (not pennies, cents - the federal government has never minted pennies - 1/100th of a dollar is a cent) in order to protest a city law enacted by local elected government (not by the clerk) and carried out by local law enforcement (not by the clerk).

Does anyone think the local government or police department care one iota that a clerk has to spend a few hours counting coins?

This idiot's grasp of basic logic is on par with his ability to follow the speed limit.
Exactly. When people do this they think they are making some grand point and are getting back at the mean old municipality when all they are doing is making themself look like an ass as they punishing some low level clerk who was not the one who broke the law.
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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A jackass who speeds in a residential area endangering his fellow citizens acts like a jackass in paying his fine by taking advantage of a civil servant. Where's the news in that, FOX25? Although I bet there are a lot of his fellow jackasses out there who think he's cool.
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