Sunday, July 29, 2007

Orange County processing traffic citations in Mexico outrages citizens

If you get pulled over in Orange County in Southern California, the information for their traffic court system is likely to be processed in Mexico.

Gordon Dillow of the OC Register did an interesting editorial about this phenomenon and the subsequent fear and outrage this has caused among Orange Country residents:

The furor over Orange County Superior Court's "outsourcing" of traffic ticket processing to Mexico is understandable. After all, it brings together two issues of great concern to many people in this county: The outflow of jobs beyond our borders, and a deep distrust of our largely poor and widely corrupt neighbor to the south.

And it kind of makes you wonder what the boys down at the courthouse were thinking.

Sadly enough, Gordon points out that although the concerns over this are valid, getting people's personal DMV information isn't very hard to accomplish North of the border, either.

Interesting perspective by Gordon, here.

Until we address the issues that enable the mass abuse of people's identities, the problem will probably continue to grow. The problem always seems to be someone's bottom line and how far they are willing to go (at the expense of people) to make it fatter.

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