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California drivers arenít paying traffic fines. Hereís what Gov. Newsom plans to do
Sacramento Bee ^ | JANUARY 14, 2020 | TONY BIZJAK

Posted on 01/14/2020 9:22:37 AM PST by artichokegrower

Turning right on a red light without fully stopping will cost you $500 in California. Parking blocking a wheelchair access curb could get you a $1,100 ticket. Is your license plate paint peeling? Some car owners have been hit with a $1,000 ticket for that.

State officials who set those fees are now acknowledging that the high amounts are threatening the financial stability of lower-income drivers who can’t afford to pay those amounts.

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In his state budget proposal, Gov. Gavin Newsom is calling on judicial authorities to create a statewide program that will allow some of California’s poorer drivers to have their traffic citation amounts cut by 50 percent or more.


Which will include 100% of the one million illegal aliens he gave driver's licenses to.

Anyway it is a violation of the 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause.

"nor shall any State deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws".

1 posted on 01/14/2020 9:22:37 AM PST by artichokegrower
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To: max americana

Ping.


2 posted on 01/14/2020 9:24:40 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: artichokegrower

“Turning right on a red light without fully stopping will cost you $500 in California.”

Gee. People do that?


3 posted on 01/14/2020 9:26:53 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: artichokegrower

This is one of the items on my list of reasons I don’t plan to set foot in California again for the rest of my life. :\


4 posted on 01/14/2020 9:28:01 AM PST by cuban leaf (The political war playing out in every country now: Globalists vs Nationalists)
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To: BenLurkin

It is actually called a “California stop.”


5 posted on 01/14/2020 9:28:24 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: artichokegrower

Kinda want to see a 14th amendment case challenging squatting and giving free homes away. How can you enforce codes on homeowners and not do a damn thing about the rat infested camp with half a dozen wild dogs running around it? Why does some homeless person jump to the front of the housing subsidy list vs some disabled person who is living on a $920 a month SSI check?


6 posted on 01/14/2020 9:29:49 AM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: artichokegrower

Newsom’s budget proposes using $11.5 million in state general fund budget money to backfill the courts in 2020-21 for lost citation revenue


So the fines don’t go away, the general taxpayer pays them......................


7 posted on 01/14/2020 9:30:11 AM PST by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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To: artichokegrower

“Parking blocking?” Does anyone use proper grammar anymore?


8 posted on 01/14/2020 9:33:23 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: artichokegrower

Well it is a lawless state. It only gets a lot worse from here.


9 posted on 01/14/2020 9:34:20 AM PST by stanne
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To: artichokegrower

If you are an illegal alien and get a driver’s lic under a false name and buy a car but never transfer the title...you are immune from all traffic laws.

If you get a ticket it goes to the owner on record.

If you get a speeding ticket it goes to a false name

If you get into a traffic accident just walk away.

No wonder so many illegals want to live in California.


10 posted on 01/14/2020 9:34:31 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN (I am not an expert in anything, and my opinion is just that, an opinion. I may be wrong.)
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To: Gen.Blather

Got my first drivers license in California and that’s the only thing that I got dinged for during the driving test. The tester and I had a good laugh about it afterwards.


11 posted on 01/14/2020 9:35:44 AM PST by DoubleNickle
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To: artichokegrower
This is just one insane crap the State imposes on its citizens. California is a shi! hole not worthy to be part of America. Rotten communists have taken over.
12 posted on 01/14/2020 9:36:51 AM PST by Logical me
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To: artichokegrower

When does a fine become “excessive” under the 8th amendment?

$1000 for peeling paint on your license plate? Really?


13 posted on 01/14/2020 9:36:52 AM PST by The Free Engineer
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To: artichokegrower

Fines to illegal aliens will be reduced 50%. If you’re a pedophile, deviate or Satan worshiper, fines will be reduced an additional 10%.


14 posted on 01/14/2020 9:42:54 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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No, no Victor Gonzales no live here. I name Victor Garcias.


15 posted on 01/14/2020 9:45:15 AM PST by dsrtsage (Complexity is merely simplicity lacking imagination)
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To: artichokegrower

Further step towards a three-tiered justice system in California.

1. Police
2. Illegals & Minorities
3. Citizens


16 posted on 01/14/2020 9:46:29 AM PST by Arones (When Leftists are in a minority, then they look for other ways to win.)
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To: artichokegrower

Let’s rethink this a little. They won’t collect on illegals, they won’t collect on minorities, they won’t collect on welfare recipients, they won’t collect on LGBT activists, they won’t collect on themselves........ I would say if you cut enough fines out it won’t cover that proposed budget that was put in place. So what’s next, cut fines for poorer citizens to 75% off?

They never learn. If you depend upon traffic violation citations to cover a part of the state budget to full fill state needs, what happens if the cops don’t write them because they don’t happen? And if you cut any do you not create a shortfall for your budget? And if you cut them do the existing fines go up to cover the shortfall to stop a deficit? So if they cut the fines to 50%, but are forced to raise the price of the fines up and not single the poorer out of that, do they actually get a discount with the higher requirement and still can’t pay them? And how long will the not poorer put up with it until they make a fuss by being treated inconsistent?

Tune in next week to the Gavin Newsom Celebrity Circus, if the news will cover the debacle to protect the little nimrod.

rwood


17 posted on 01/14/2020 9:46:47 AM PST by Redwood71
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To: The Free Engineer

Typical propaganda. The plates peel because they have sprayed chemicals on them to defeat the cameras in HOV lanes and red light enforcement. The California Vehicle Code section for a lost or damaged plate is a fix-it ticket.

https://www.radarbusters.com/The-Super-Protector-Veil-Combo-p/dual-superprotector-veil-combo.htm


18 posted on 01/14/2020 9:48:39 AM PST by Yogafist
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To: BenLurkin

“Gee. People do that?”

All the time, but it depends on the county how Fast you make the turn.


19 posted on 01/14/2020 9:51:46 AM PST by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: artichokegrower
Is your license plate paint peeling? Some car owners have been hit with a $1,000 ticket for that.

Qualifying Illegal aliens can simply paint their plates over with Rust-Oleum. Cans of paint will be provided for free at the CA DMV for all who qualify.

20 posted on 01/14/2020 9:57:30 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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