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Report: Detroit is owed $82M for parking tickets
MSN ^ | 2/20/14

Posted on 02/20/2014 3:14:26 PM PST by Libloather

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Reporting the figure, WDIV-TV says some of the overdue fines are more than 10 years old and can't be collected. Some individuals owe the city more than $10,000.

The city is trying to get payments for some of what's owed. James Canty of Detroit's parking division says the city is putting holds on driver's licenses when they come up for renewal, taking motorists who owe money to court and reporting them to credit agencies.

(Excerpt) Read more at money.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: detroit; michigan; parking; tickets
Time to pay up.
1 posted on 02/20/2014 3:14:26 PM PST by Libloather
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To: cripplecreek

*ping*


2 posted on 02/20/2014 3:16:40 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Libloather

That’s enough money just to pay off one union.


3 posted on 02/20/2014 3:20:45 PM PST by NY Cajun
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To: Libloather

“owed”? They should say “extorted”. After all cities are notorious for setting up impossible parking conditions then fining the beejebbers out of the unfortunate.

I remember my first parking ticket. I was 16 or 17, had to go to the down town OKC library for some reason. I don’t remember the reason. It must have been school related as you couldn’t pay me to drive downtown.

But I remember coming out of the library and seeing a tow truck hooked up to my orange 1971 Opel GT. Meter maid in present. I asked her why as my meter was paid up. She pointed to the bottom of the meter poll and it had a sticker wrapped around it. The sticker allegedly gave a time of operation otherwise it was a tow zone. Well the sticker on the meter was weathered to illegibility. That fact I pointed out to the heroic meter maid. She told me “everybody knows you can’t park here between (such and such a time)”. I responded “everybody but me”. I still got the ticket and had to pay the tow truck driver $50 I didn’t have to not tow my car.

So I have zero zip nada respect for cities and their parking schemes.

Go soak your head Detroit. Screw you overstuffed worthless gubment cheese swilling tyrants!


4 posted on 02/20/2014 3:24:02 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Forever clinging to crap like this is part of Detroit's problem. I would let the old ones go, lower the current fines and enforce them.

Its kinda like thinking they can collect back taxes on a property that's been vacant for 30 years. Those properties will never sell when the back taxes are greater than the value.

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5 posted on 02/20/2014 3:25:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Libloather

As Nelson would say: HA! HA!


6 posted on 02/20/2014 3:25:23 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Libloather

Colemmanism.


7 posted on 02/20/2014 3:27:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DariusBane

Detroit and most lib cities are so bad the city should have to pay the citizen to drive in and park.


8 posted on 02/20/2014 3:29:21 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Libloather

Sounds like a whole city of Keith Ellisons.


9 posted on 02/20/2014 3:31:01 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Libloather

Maybe they could start ticketing people from other states who have never been to Detroit.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 3:34:14 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: DariusBane
But I remember coming out of the library and seeing a tow truck hooked up to my orange 1971 Opel GT.

Had a blue '70 Opel GT. Bought it new, had it for 35 years.

11 posted on 02/20/2014 3:36:32 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: DariusBane

I agree!Parking tickets are extortion when the people pay for the roads!


12 posted on 02/20/2014 3:38:31 PM PST by plainshame
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To: BluH2o

Unusual car. I loved it. Mine was used. Very very used!


13 posted on 02/20/2014 3:38:35 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: BluH2o

1.9 liter engine. Flip over headlights (that was the bomb), tight steering, a very low ride, big speakers in the back “seat”. I called mine a German Corvette.


14 posted on 02/20/2014 3:41:03 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: Libloather
Time to pay up.

Governments cannot fund themselves from parking tickets -- for very long. Detroit ran out of that time long ago. They oughta be happy anyone's there at all and learn to capitalize on that.

15 posted on 02/20/2014 3:44:10 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: BluH2o

This one looks just like mine! But my paint was no where near this nice!

http://classiccars.com/listings/view/467032/1972-opel-gt-for-sale-in-milford-connecticut-06460


16 posted on 02/20/2014 3:45:32 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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17 posted on 02/20/2014 3:48:34 PM PST by RedMDer
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To: DariusBane

“So I have zero zip nada respect for cities and their parking schemes.”

Every place they try to “revive” downtown somebody points out, “Why should we go down there and suffer the parking indignities and restrictions, run the gauntlet of bums, crazies and knock-out game players when I can go to the mall or a shopping center that’s private with free parking and no bums?” And, you know what? I wouldn’t go downtown if you paid me. It’s not just the Nazi parking checkers it’s the sheer danger you don’t usually get in private businesses.

There is no reason to go downtown anywhere. (Tampa, after hours, is turned over to roving street gangs. You’d be crazy to go thee.)


18 posted on 02/20/2014 3:52:28 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Libloather

Did the city maintain the streets on which the tickets were written? Or did the crooks take the street tax money and squander it of pay off bribes?


19 posted on 02/20/2014 4:02:03 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Libloather

They need to sue the Democrat party. They caused Detroit’s problems, and they have LOTS of money.


20 posted on 02/20/2014 4:19:00 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Libloather

Please.....they weren’t trying very hard to collect.


21 posted on 02/20/2014 4:38:46 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Agreed!!


22 posted on 02/20/2014 4:39:37 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Libloather

Atlanta has their own ge-parking-stapo that are fairly notorious. When I had to go to City Hall for work my company paid my parking fine because it’s just a part of business in Atlanta.


23 posted on 02/20/2014 4:46:45 PM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: cripplecreek; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

“A billion zillion dollars”! ;’) The only bad part about this is, all the misparked cars had been stolen then abandoned.


24 posted on 02/20/2014 9:04:45 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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