Insufficient priveleges to empty the trash?

Insufficient priveleges to empty the trash - Insufficient privileges to empty the trash in Leopard
@snam23 (3161)
United States
September 27, 2009 7:37pm CST
I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.8 a.k.a. Leopard on a black Macbook. For some time now, I have not been able to empty the thrash. This would include a Windows 7 RC, a random setup.exe file, XP font files, and other system files. Every time I try to empty the trash, I get the "The operations cannot be completed because you do not have sufficient privileges for some of the items" error. How do I empty the trash without getting this error?
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