Couple nabbed over unpaid $10 tax

Couple nabbed over unpaid $10 tax

There are 341 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Aug 7, 2008, titled Couple nabbed over unpaid $10 tax. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

BARBERTON: Daniel Clark got a big surprise last week when he opened the front door of his Barberton home to find two Summit County sheriff's deputies there to arrest him and his wife.

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Meatball

Akron, OH

#2 Aug 8, 2008
I bet this chick picks her mail up now !

People....
Use Common Sense

Cleveland, OH

#3 Aug 8, 2008
Here's a suggestion city of Barberton, I saw this in a movie once...

The tax collector beats on the door of the deadbeats, they tie the males behind their horses and drag them through the woods, then they rape and behead the females and children and finally burn the house down after they search it for any gold nuggets. I don't think they ever did it for ten bucks though.

Nice job Barberton for running your people out of the city.
registered voter

Tulsa, OK

#4 Aug 8, 2008
And how much more for the court costs and late filing fees ?
no name

Tulsa, OK

#5 Aug 8, 2008
this is horrendous, while these people and millions of other americans are doing without basic necessities so the shrub and his kind can finance the killing and destruction of other humans all over that these people and other americans pay for with their taxes, and lots of congressmen in previous times have stolen thousands and thousands for years before being caught. the law is following the shrubs policy of total terrorism on american citizens. more like nazi policies than america. also, evidently the illegal immigrants do not have to worry, cause noone knows where they are all hiding and whose home, so they do not get charged.
no name

Tulsa, OK

#6 Aug 8, 2008
we are being terrorized in every faction of our everyday life, from gas prices, taxation, and fear for our lives. now we do not even have to do a crime to worry about the law dragging us off or invading our homes, they want to take our guns so we have no protection against wild animals, they kill without reason (lawmen) and generally have taken away free speech and many other freedoms.. Yet we are supposed to keep financing wars fighting terrorists. the real terrorists are right here at home!
What The Future Holds

Salem, OH

#7 Aug 8, 2008
This is an example of what you get when pin-heads are given authority. They've taken advantage of their power without engaging any common sense. Hopefully the residents will remember some names (Judge & Mayor) at the voting booth. The Mayor is in office to represent the city and the residents. He took a cowardly approach and decided to ignore the citizens who probably helped put him in office. Communities have voiced their dissatisfaction with the unbridled spending by the schools by rejecting school levies. Now its time we voice our dissatisfaction with the elected pin heads that shrug their shoulders and/or demonstrate poor judgement. Cast your votes wisely.
CarGuy

AOL

#8 Aug 8, 2008
Unbelieveable. A civil matter that because it is a governmental agency have the right to make it a criminal matter... just unbelievable.

Betcha if you were given a bad check from someone for $10 within that court jurisdictional area, the court, sheriff, or police department would not even take the case for prosecution because of the menial amount. Go figure!
Black and Proud

United States

#9 Aug 8, 2008
she should have went and picked up the certified mail and this would have been avoided,what if the certified mail was saying she won some money or something good.
tax memore

United States

#10 Aug 8, 2008
Last one out, turn off the lights......
John Kerry

Canton, OH

#11 Aug 8, 2008
"And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis - "Barbertonians" in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women." - John Kerry
umm

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#12 Aug 8, 2008
OMG.
rcva

AOL

#13 Aug 8, 2008
LOL finally a story for the late night shows that does not involve Virginia.
I thought VA was always going to be the butt of dumb officials doing stupid things.
Bet it cost the city a lot more than $10 to send deputies out to arrest them.
Thanks for my laugh today, Barberton.
ang

Shelby, OH

#14 Aug 8, 2008
OMG am i still living in America? This is a blatent abuse of power!! AND A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME AND POWER!!! THIS MAKES ME SICK!!! THOSE OFFICERS WERE USED FOR $10 WHEN SOMEONE PROBABLY REALLY NEEDED THEM!!!!!! I THINK IM READY TO MOVE TO RUSSIA!! BETTER OFF THERE!!
Common Sense

Herndon, VA

#15 Aug 8, 2008
If you know you owe $10.12 in taxes. Pay it. That's a lunch. Also, OPEN YOUR MAIL. She said herself that she thought certified mail was legal related - THEN OPEN IT. Lack of common sense caused this - and not on the part of the city. I'd be just as annoyed if I had to consistently ask someone for my $10 and they just ignored me.

The process is in place and unfortunately people chose to ignore the process.

Since: Jul 08

Avon Lake, OH

#16 Aug 8, 2008
I've always heard that the city of Barberton was a poor place and the constant but of jokes but man,...$10?

It must be worse there than I thought! If they have to arrest their citizens for $10 then things must be really bad!!! I never thought I would say this, but I'm glad I live in Akron!
Use Common Sense

Kent, OH

#18 Aug 8, 2008
Common Sense wrote:
If you know you owe $10.12 in taxes. Pay it. That's a lunch. Also, OPEN YOUR MAIL. She said herself that she thought certified mail was legal related - THEN OPEN IT. Lack of common sense caused this - and not on the part of the city. I'd be just as annoyed if I had to consistently ask someone for my $10 and they just ignored me.
The process is in place and unfortunately people chose to ignore the process.
You're absolutely right, they caused the problems and for 10 bucks. It's just that send the sheriffs out seemed a little excessive, but it's absolutely, total their fault. I wonder if they led them away in handcuffs. Seems like overkill.
SDespot

Bay Village, OH

#19 Aug 8, 2008
I find it amazing that they will go after someone for a late $10.00 payment but if someone violates a Civil Protection Order, for example, they just hand out warnings to the violator. I know from experience. I have a CPO that I had issued on someone (long story) and they violated it twice in July and all they did was warn that person. Well, the first warning didn't work and so they try again.....what do they do? They hand out a second warning.

What they choose to prosecute and arrest someone for around here vs. the things that are more serious issues is really backwards in the eyes of the law and justice system these days.

When it comes time to elect new law officials, like prosecutors, I think the citizens of Barberton should remember this incident and what I just mentioned. It will be time to clean house the next time we elect people for these jobs.
watching in summit county

Wadsworth, OH

#23 Aug 8, 2008
oh this is just crazy. I agree that she should have picked up her mail but come on. Two sheriff's deputies ? do you have any idea what they make an hour? more than $10.12/hr. Being in government means that you analyze the situation and determine the most cost effective way to deal with it. this would be like you having a flat tire and instead of calling AAA or changing the flat yourself you buy a new car. Bunch of morons.

Vote for Bill Conte!!!!!!!!
Use Common Sense

Kent, OH

#24 Aug 8, 2008
ang wrote:
OMG am i still living in America? This is a blatent abuse of power!! AND A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME AND POWER!!! THIS MAKES ME SICK!!! THOSE OFFICERS WERE USED FOR $10 WHEN SOMEONE PROBABLY REALLY NEEDED THEM!!!!!! I THINK IM READY TO MOVE TO RUSSIA!! BETTER OFF THERE!!
You probably can't get a good chicken dinner in Russia.
concerned citizen

Jeffersonville, OH

#26 Aug 8, 2008
Common Sense wrote:
If you know you owe $10.12 in taxes. Pay it. That's a lunch. Also, OPEN YOUR MAIL. She said herself that she thought certified mail was legal related - THEN OPEN IT. Lack of common sense caused this - and not on the part of the city. I'd be just as annoyed if I had to consistently ask someone for my $10 and they just ignored me.
The process is in place and unfortunately people chose to ignore the process.
I agree completely. hard to feel sorry for someone who continually ignored notices for a lousy $10! and not picking up certified mail? scary cause that could be anything. This isn't about abuse of power, its about personal responsibility

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