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The most amazing thing about the Traffic Court scandal is how many of our elected officials will accept so little to betray the public trust.

I loved that former Traffic Court Administrative Judge Michael Sullivan kept a box behind the bar in South Philly's Fireside Tavern to collect traffic tickets brought in by customers.

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No wonder that place was always crowded.

I used to tell my son, "Never steal anything small." Meaning, make the risk worth the potential penalty. (The actual message was "don't steal," and maybe that got through.)