Respect for the law

Scofflaws, more than 3,000 of them, owe the city of Anchorage a very tidy sum – more than $6 million.

Remarkably, KTUU reports the top 50 violators include a man with 77 outstanding tickets as of April 11. All in the top 50 have at least 25 tickets, and three individuals owe more than $10,000 each.

It seems many in Anchorage have little respect for the law. That should come as no surprise, we suppose. The Legislature and our past governor flouted the law with impunity when it came your Permanent Fund dividend checks – and lawmakers are about to try to do it again.

Respect for the law should begin at the top.

4 Responses to Respect for the law

  1. Randy Kilbourn April 13, 2019 at 6:49 am

    What about enforcement? You would think with all the extra police Mayor Spendowitz has hired, the scalawags would be standing before a judge……

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  2. Marlin Savage April 13, 2019 at 8:27 am

    It’s not just traffic tickets. According to courtview, felons and misdemeanor convicted criminals don’t pay their fines or court assessments either. I’d wager the amount is many times the
    ticket amount.

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  3. John London April 13, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Maybe they are Millennials? That cohort of population grew up (not all of course) more accepting of lawlessness because of the Rap and Hip Hop criminal culture.

    One of the rappers just got shot by another and you would have thought by the crowds that turned out for the funeral that he was a head of state.

    Well, actually the left media is acting like it!

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  4. Morrigan April 14, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    With respect, Mr. Editor, this is easily fixable.
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    Remember the Berkowitz tax on gasoline, ten cents per gallon brings in $12M?
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    Our Anchorage Assembly need only stick on another small, fair, sustainable five cents per gallon tax which nobody can do anything to stop, and -presto!- there’s your $6M.
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    Problem solved.

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