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Samoa News ^ | 2/1/2013 | unknown

Posted on 02/02/2013 6:11:35 AM PST by coconutt2000

LAST WEEK I GOT A SPEEDING TICKET. OK fine, I was speeding 32 mph in a 20 mph zone in front of the tank farm just past Scanlan's gas station. Well like a good citizen I go in to pay my ticket and the clerk tells me to pay $60.00.OK I pay my sala and notice that there are 2 revenue codes listed: 1 for (100-221-4510) $50.00 and 1 for (101-714-4512) $10.00.

So I ask the clerk what the other charge was as I was only sighted for speeding.She tells me that the other charge is a Law Enforcement Fee. I ask what the #### is a Law Enforcement Fee? She says thats a fee to enforce the Law.

I walk away scratching my head and thinking,there must be some fool sitting in some obscure office in the back of EOB, thinking of how many different ways they can screw the public out of whatever little money they have left after paying their high electricity bills and expensive gas. So I guess I not only got a ticket but I also had to pay him to write it. Talk about adding Insult to injury.

My question here is what is a Law Enforcement Fee and does it only apply to Traffic Violations or does it apply across the board to any and all law enforcement services ?


According to our archives, Samoa News reported in August 2010, that Gov. Togiola Tulafono submitted to the Fono for consideration and approval a $120,000 appropriation bill to purchase four new vehicles for the Department of Public Safety, to be used only for police services.

According to the proposed measure, the funding source for the four vehicles was the “special law enforcement” account, which is overseen by the court, which collects $10 from every person involved in a traffic violation. Then Police Commissioner Tuaolo Fruean later testified in the Fono that there were sufficient funds in this account for the proposed purchases.

So, the fee is only applied to traffic violations, and the money collected by the court is deposited in a separate account for Department of Public Safety purchases, such as their new vehicles.

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To: left that other site

You think? Possibly. But, I think they do it to punish those people because they figure they can afford the tickets.

21 posted on 02/02/2013 9:14:11 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: coconutt2000

Only 60 bucks for a speeding ticket?

I’m moving to Samoa!

22 posted on 02/02/2013 9:16:35 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: coconutt2000
"what is a Law Enforcement Fee?"

It's an adder to help cover Union Dues.....

23 posted on 02/02/2013 9:33:17 AM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: unixfox
You CANNOT trust any form of government. PERIOD!

I agree. It seems like lots of temporary taxes and temporary spending have a way of becoming permanent.

24 posted on 02/02/2013 10:37:36 AM PST by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: ziravan

Nice brief/filing ...

25 posted on 02/02/2013 10:48:05 AM PST by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favored tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: riri

That would be a possibility.

Except that he issued the ticket AFTER reading my address on my license and snorting “NICE neighborhood you live in. Do you like to cut through Parkland?”

26 posted on 02/02/2013 11:08:48 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: riri

**** “Exactly. I don’t call them police officers, I call them revenue collectors.”

Don’t be dissing them... they are “Revenue Enhancement Agents”


27 posted on 02/02/2013 2:52:30 PM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral please watch it)
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