A Michigan man claims that when he tried to pay a parking ticket to Royal Oak with a few pennies, a court official responded by suffocating him. The attack led him to defecate, he says.
The alleged assault was captured surveillance tape. An attorney for Anthony Sevo says he intends to sue. Sevo was accused of disturbing peace and assaulting an officer. He did not contest the first charge and the second one was withdrawn.
"I do not think anyone pays pennies, if it's better to make a court employee, it guarantees this kind of aggressive behavior and violation of constitutional rights," the lawyer told the Fox branch in Detroit.
The ticket was only $ 10. Sevo said he was willing to pay with a credit card, but hesitated from paying $ 1.75-17.5 percent of his fine. In comparison, a 2013 the settlement between the credit card companies and the companies limited the swipe fee traders that could charge 4%.
If Royal Oak officials are worried about an inflow of tokens, they can buy an industrial coin token for around $ 400. Otherwise, much cheaper options are available for occasional coins.
The currency and the currency have legal tender for debts, public burdens and taxes. A few years ago in Pennsylvania, a small town learned that the federal regulation that called for the repayment of coins payments had actually expired half a century earlier.
However petty the attempt to pay a fine of $ 10 in pennies (and with regard to payment with a few pennies, this is relatively mild – this year a Virginia man tried to pay $ 3,000 in car taxes in penny), government actions are narrower. But why should anyone expect something different? Residents of Royal Oak do not have a choice of government. Of course, they can vote every few years, but local bureaucracies remain in place regardless of who wins.
The 44th district court, where the incident occurred, does not have to worry about customer service because there is no competitive pressure. Whether you're satisfied with them or not, you'll have to pay your fines there and get them.