Thursday, August 2, 2007

The Local: A Texas Style Ass Raping

posted by Free Press Houston @ 2:27 PM


by Warren Sheible


Chances are you’re one of the thousands of local drivers receiving strange bills from a company claiming to be the DPS. Since 2004, a private corporation has been charging Texas motorists between $300 and $6000 for traffic violations found in state databases. Now, many who have ignored these dubious demands are about to face additional fines from Texas legislators.

The inaccurately named Municipal Services Bureau (MSB) is not a government “bureau” in the traditional sense, but an overstuffed collection agency which has established itself as authorized vendor for states across the nation. Whereas most collection agencies earn their living by harassing debtors so you don’t have to or by buying off debt at a discounted rate, MSB has been able to reverse the usual roles by assessing fines themselves and letting the state deal with those who don’t pay up.

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1 Comments:

At February 24, 2008 at 2:34 PM , Anonymous kerikillam said...

No relation to the ass raping you mentioned, but didnt we used to spend most of the day talking on the telephone after a long day at eisenhower high?
~keri killam.
You can get in touch with me if you feel like it at kerikillam@yahoo.com

 

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