My strong suspicion is that the car wasn't even towed for the "key left in ignition" infraction. However in the process of issuing a citation for said infraction, authorities run plates...discover unpaid fines/tickets...and viola: car gets towed.
History tells us that cracking down on minor offenses also results in a decrease in major crime. Take Giuliani as mayor of NYC....he decides to crackdown on subway turnstile jumpers and initially gets a lot of shit for it. After all, there are larger fish to fry -- no? But the stats ultimately revealed a significant decrease in overall crime rate. Individuals that commit petty crime tend to be the same folks that graduate to higher level offenses. Crime begets crime. This has been proven again and again.
In the case of the OP, it's reassuring to see the end result. Sometimes laws do work, and IMO they did here. I'm signing off on this thread. Happy Thankgiving to all.
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All of you have likely never been on the receiving end of something where the stupid laws actually worked in your favor. I've been hit by 3 drunk drivers, 2 didn't have insurance, and I should have beat the living shit out of right there in the middle of the road, fucking piece of shit. It sounds like a bunch of teenagers sitting around talking about being rebellious and how they hate authority and "big brother". Hell, if your parents and older brothers didn't fuck up the system so much, then you wouldn't have to pay for govt babysitting. To me, if people are so damn worried about the government watching them, you've got some fucking dirty laundry somewhere. Like Razor, I to am done in this thread. A crybaby wanted to complain about breaking a law and having to pay the price, regardless of how stupid it is, it's a law. It's his and our responsibility to read the laws of the road and, as a driver and vehicle owner.
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http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/liberty, a fading concept in this country).
the OP didnt, nor potentially wouldn't, directly infringe upon anyone elses rights as an individual by leaving his keys in his car. yes i do understand that there is a law regarding this and i do not blame the police for enforcing that law, im just arguing the ridiculous reasoning behind such laws.
i said all that i can say, lets just agree to disagree. sorry if i offended anyone in my rantings, just please dont call people hippies or talk to them like they're children just because they support one of the founding principles of this country. im a grown ass man and have always obeyed the law, its just a topic that i feel strongly about and i feel like its my duty as a citizen to question some laws, just as everyone else should do. anyway, have an awesome holiday guys!
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