law enforcement effecting tourism

law enforcement effecting tourism

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tourist

Houston, TX

#1 Oct 20, 2010
I vacation in the oscoda area every year with a group of individual. Each year one of our group will receive some sort of revenue generating ticket (fishing violation, traffic related, camping related). In many of the cases we have sucessfully challanged these charges, but at our expense as we need to make another trip to resolve the issue. We are seriously considering not coming back to the area due to this. I would be interested to see others views on this.
sickntired

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#2 Oct 20, 2010
I understand what you're saying. Unfortunately the police revenue generating machine and tactics are not confined to the Oscoda area. Its happening all over the state. For anyone unaware of this, just take notice of the district courts around the state and how many defendants are in them at any given time. Then consider how many court employees you see working at the bigger ones. One in particular in Oakland County near Rochester has no less than 15 clerks and other employees processing fines and other records related to traffic, criminal or civil matters. Its absolutely ridiculous. Consider also the fine schedule on traffic matters. A speeding ticket will cost the average person a minimum of $150. This is more than the average per takes home for a few days work today. Then on top of that the insurance companies are in the act of raising your rates. As for Oscoda/Tawas area, yes, I agree folks up there are being taken advantage of. I'm to the point I have litle or no respect any more for law enforcement. Its all about revenue generating and little to do with public safety.
marty

Tawas City, MI

#3 Oct 25, 2010
Leo's the same ones we trust to protect and serve break the rules when it applies to them.

They can lie, purgery themselves and commit fraud...

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