Wednesday, September 3, 2008

See, Florida, there IS a slippery slope to fall down

Red light cameras, anyone?

The City of Sarasota has a new idea: pay your automated tickets or we'll foreclose your house.

From RC at Big Bend Bikers for Freedom [where the news is generally depressing, because freedom is generally disappearing]:

The Sarasota County, Florida Board of Commissioners unanimously voted on Tuesday to move forward on a proposed ordinance authorizing the seizure of the home belonging to anyone accused of not paying a red light camera ticket. The commissioners must now hold another public hearing and vote on the issue before beginning the process of installing the cameras.

"Failure to pay any amounts provided for under this article may result in the filing of a lien against the property of the registered owner," the proposed red light camera ordinance states. "Such lien shall be subject to foreclosure as provided by law."

Cool, huh?

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