Letters to the Editor

Obey the law or pay tickets on time

On Oct. 7, The Bee’s op-ed “Amnesty helps, but state fees still prey on the poor,” is an explanation on the amnesty program previously launched by Gov. Jerry Brown and state Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Los Angeles.

To sum it up, it will allow people with overdue traffic tickets to get a discount if they were due on or before Jan. 1, 2013. Be that as it may, many people are deep into debt because of these tickets and because of the consequence of suspended licenses, many lose their jobs with no transportation.

I could definitely see the advantages and relevance to this program, but it is not a cure, rather more a fuel to the fire. The people with these tickets broke the law and should pay their dues rather than get second chances.

Yes, those tickets could be overwhelmingly pricey, but maybe they should’ve thought of that before hand. In this society, it’s key to maintain law and correction, which is why people shouldn’t be able to get a discount. Many people are, in fact, able to work hard and pay them on time.

Leah Lopez, Fowler