What kind of moron would think this was a good idea?
The City Council of Brooksville, Florida has voted to allow the seizere of people's homes to pay -- wait for it -- unpaid parking tickets. As low as $5.00 (although it ends up being rather more when late fees, interest, and other fines are added on if the ticket isn't paid within 72 hours). If you don't have a house, well, have no fear. They will seize your car instead!
Alas, the minutes of the City Councile meeting where this legislation was adopted are not yet online.
Hat Tip: Radly Balko.