Originally Posted by Piobaire
Think I've mentioned police militarization a few times too.
As far as small municipalities and fines...mine is famous for it. Got me one year ago today at 5:30am for $87. Cop got me just outside our development...a development where I'm the poor kid on the block. This nasty little tactic is ubiquitous now (along with other bullshit like civil forfeitures but that's also another conversation.)
Yeah similar shit happened to me, my understanding is that in many small municipalities in the USA, this is an endemic problem facing disadvantaged communities, people like you and I maybe face it once every few yrs, are pissed, go online and pay the fee and no late/extra bullshit. Now I could go on about neighborhood/building rules and how I piss on them but it is entirely unrelated.
BTW this is a concern too:
In the end, and this ties up with rioting, it is understandable that certain communities would be pissed to the point of violent action (various motivations mingling in, from looting to a feeling of taking back the streets which has now been proven as a factor in certain historical events usually seen through other prisms, say the Paris commune). That the specifics if this case don't warrant it from the point of view of people inured to less intrusive, abusive and spaced-out interactions with the judicial system/police system is understandable but doesn't paint the right picture. People aren't rioting because R-nold's favourite or the so-called MSM is encouraging them, they don't need any encouragement, they live that shit every day.