posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 11:04 AM
As always the "what the hell is wrong with you people" is based on a lack of facts. The biggest part of the problem is the impounding of the cars.
The City does NOT impound cars, they contract out to private companies. So, the car gets towed and HAS to stay in the lot for 30 days. The impound lot
gets no money for this unless the guy returns to get it - most don't as the fee is more then the car is worth, but they are out money as it costs
them (a private company) money to tow the car and hold it. So it has to be disposed of, junk cars are not worth anything anymore, the lots are bearing
ALL of the cost of this policy and the city, which institutes the whole effort is out NOTHING at all. Think of it this way, the city does this policy
but makes YOU come and get the car and put it in your driveway. They promise if the guy comes back you can get some money, but he never does. When you
call the city and say 'what should I do now' the say - your problem not ours.
Further, the punishment does not fit the crime, the "crime" is federal, immigration is regulated by the Feds, the city is not involved unless it
chooses to be, in this case cooler heads prevail in the city which only looses money, time, energy etc. for something of a Federal matter.