Det är ju inte bara Radiotjänst som har förmånen att kunna utföra oönskade tjänster och sedan inkassera tvångsbetalning:
- Från Radley Balko, efter att polisen gått till fel adress, sparkat in dörren, handklovat familjen och riktat vapen mot dem, och där familjen förgäves försökt få kostnaderna för reparationen ersatta:
The city eventually rejected his claim. City officials told him that because his address was the one on the warrant, the police hadn't really made a mistake. Frustrated, Leonard gave up, and called the city's trash pickup to come get his old door. They never came. Instead, city code inspectors came to Leonard's house and fined him $50 for storing the old door that hte police had broken in his backyard while he waited for the city to come pick it up.
- Från New York Times, via Reason, där Robinson jagades för att ha stulit några stenprydnader:
Late last month, Laverne Dobbinson received a letter, addressed to her son, from a law firm notifying him that it had been retained by the City of New York to collect money for damages to a police car.
If the letter, which demanded that he pay $710 within 10 days, was pro forma, the circumstances surrounding how the damage occurred were most certainly not.
The police car was damaged after a chase that ended when it collided with Ms. Dobbinson’s son, Tamon Robinson, denting the front of the car and killing him.