Jan 29, 2009

Tax collectors in blue

One more reason to be concerned that the public-safety mission of police is being supplanted by a revenue-generating mission. The cost of fix-tickets went up on Jan. 1 as a way to fund courthouse construction, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Fix-it tickets generally hit those who can least afford it. Add this to the list of violations California law enforcement will be on the lookout for as city, county and state revenues drop.

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