Brooklyn lawyer: Speeding ticket fines should be based on income, rich people should pay more

Brooklyn lawyer: Speeding ticket fines should be based on income, rich people should pay more
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[Ed. – Why stop at speeding tickets? Why not make all punishment for lawbreaking dependent on income, including lengths of jail time?]

PAYNE: “So if you get pulled over for speeding, should authorities be able to check your income to determine the price of your ticket? They say absolutely? We’ll bring class warfare to the speeding tickets and tell us how it workings.”

SCHIERENBECK: “Sure, all over the world it does work this way. In America today if Mark Zuckerberg and the janitor at Facebook headquarters get pulled over for speeding, they will owe the same amount of money. We know a 250 speeding ticket is chump change. And that is not a meaningful punishment. Bullpen the janitor, that is it a weeks pay and send. And other have day fine. And everybody pays two days of their wages. That bay it is equitable. And everybody faces the same section and deter offenders.”

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