The Denver Impound Racket

Posted: December 27, 2010 by doubleplusundead in Liberal Fascism
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So, most cities have a nuisance vehicle ordinance, which allows the city to tow and impound a person’s vehicle if it is parked where parking is prohibited, or if it has been left parked for too long in a space or hasn’t been feeding the meter over a long period of time.  Denver on the other hand has taken things to an extreme, and is very aggressive about towing and impounding people’s vehicles.  Not only are they aggressive, unlike most cities who will dismiss fines and impound fees if a person is found not guilty of the nuisance vehicle ordinance, Denver does not, and their impound fees are brutal.

“They told me my truck was going to be held under something called nuisance abatement,” said Robin McAnally.

McAnally was found not guilty of the misdemeanor charge Denver cited when it took his work truck, but Denver officials told him that it doesn’t matter; he still has to pay $5,000 to get his truck out of the impound lot.

McAnally doesn’t have the money, so the nuisance ordinance gives Denver the authority to sell his truck at auction and keep the proceeds, and then garnish his wages, including interest.

“My life was just over with from that point on,” McAnally said. “It was a nightmare and still is really.”

They pull this shit on the wrong person and it’s gonna get real ugly in a hurry, a guy can make one hell of a statement and mess with much less than $5000.


  1. da_truth36 says:

    Sounds almost like CO modeled this after the civil asset forfeiture laws.

  2. tangonine says:

    Colorado reelected michael bennet in Nov. State is becoming overgrown with hippie shitbags (we call Boulder Little Berkeley). Thank God I live in El Paso County where we shoot people for snoring too loud.

  3. tangonine says:

    and our county was named after a nice place:

  4. alexthechick says:

    Seriously, that’s complete and utter shit.

  5. tangonine says:

    Oh, and as an aside, the El Paso story starts here:

  6. Veeshir says:

    Fucking scum, it’s bad enough they stole his truck but to then garnish his wages is just adding a kick in the nuts to the ass-fucking.

    There’s no way that shit should be fucking legal.

  7. Greg says:

    Totally off-topic and juvenile, but if I were that vehicle owner I would have had my last name legally changed. The amount of playground crap his family will endure over the course of generations will be legendary.

  8. MM says:

    And the very same mayor of the shithole(Denver) was just elected Govenor-I had to move out of the city maybe 10 years ago because of the utter ignorance of the 10s of 1,000s of illegals and the city’s absolute disregard for law abiding people-like me.

    Now I’m in beautiful Golden, avoid the shithole like the plague but am sick to death the direction that CO has taken the past 6 years or so.

    Am seriously considering a move to Texas, I mean as soon as my home sells, I’m going down to Galveston to check it out.

  9. vermindust says:

    No, i like to think that we would not have this in Colorado Springs. When the city doubled the parking meter fees a few years ago a lot of meters got filled with glue… but four intersections now have automatic cameras that issue tickets, so the Denver mentality is creeping into El Paso county.

  10. Goober says:

    I love it. Denver can now tow any vehicle, anytime, and have a guranteed income stream. Never mind if the tow was illegal, or if the guy you towed wasn’t even guilty of parking incorrectly. Just tow random vehicles, and even if they get acquitted of any wrong-doing, you can still charge them.

    Jesus, this sounds more like something the mafia would do than a municipal government.

  11. Veeshir says:

    They’re also giving DC ideas. DC is famous for towing legally parked out of town cars.
    You can pay the impound fee or fight it out in court. From Kansas.

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