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2007-01-16 10:31:52 AM  
Freaking Nazis...
 
2007-01-16 10:38:04 AM  
The Mayor should just fire them all and hire new, non-union cops.
 
2007-01-16 10:39:16 AM  
Subby apparently a little wary of using the Ironic tag :)
 
2007-01-16 10:39:31 AM  
Is it Ironic when the Irony tag is not used in a FARK thread?

or is this Irony vs. Coincidence?

discuss amongst yourselves.
 
2007-01-16 10:40:28 AM  
It's sad when people kill police officers.
 
2007-01-16 10:40:55 AM  
Princess Di gets her revenge.
 
2007-01-16 10:40:55 AM  
Dumbass. Laws don't apply to cops or government officials.
 
2007-01-16 10:41:42 AM  
Submitter should RTFA again.

The reporter was interviewing the Mayor, not the police.
 
2007-01-16 10:42:04 AM  
To Serve and Collect.
 
2007-01-16 10:42:05 AM  
Nothing annoys me more than municipalities who aggressively fine people for doing things for which no fees should apply. If you pay your taxes, you're paying for the roads. Why should you have to pay a specific fee for stopping along the side of that road and getting out of your car? If you think about it, it should cost a lot more to drive on the road than to park on it. Instead, the opposite is true.



Yonkers. Everytime I hear that name, I'm surprised it hasn't been changed yet. Sounds like a joke.
 
2007-01-16 10:42:48 AM  
WTF is wrong with enforcing the law? This should be STANDARD. The cops are there to enforce the law. They should always stop and ticket folks breaking laws if they are not on a more important call.
 
2007-01-16 10:42:49 AM  
A convenient truth.
 
2007-01-16 10:43:52 AM  
Parked in a bus stop... a courtesy. WTF?
 
2007-01-16 10:44:47 AM  
I bet those cops are democrats or neocons
 
2007-01-16 10:46:12 AM  
belome: Parked in a bus stop... a courtesy. WTF?

I can see that if you're covering a big fire, bank robbery, etc., but not doing an interview on aggressive parking enforcement.
 
2007-01-16 10:46:50 AM  
WhackingDay: Subby apparently a little wary of using the Ironic tag :)

Dammit, no! It's not ironic for someone to get a ticket while covering a story about aggressive parking enforcement, especially while parked in a bus stop. You SHOULD expect a ticket there.

I know too many cops, any yeah, TFA is right about on par. And the Detective is following M.O. there. The cops are only amping up enforcement for whatever reason (seems like a silly way to get a contract to me, but oh well) and ticketing illegally parked cars. The only way there could be a valid claim would be if the cars were parked legally then ticketed anyways. I'm not sure if that's what they were doing with the trucks unloading.
 
2007-01-16 10:47:27 AM  
YAY! My town made fark, im so proud!

/not really
//stupid ticket nazi coppers
 
2007-01-16 10:50:08 AM  
The biatch parked at a bus stop. fark her.
 
2007-01-16 10:52:09 AM  
Emeraldstar: WTF is wrong with enforcing the law? This should be STANDARD. The cops are there to enforce the law. They should always stop and ticket folks breaking laws if they are not on a more important call.

The article seems to imply that they pulled a truck over, told him to stop by a fire hydrant, and then TICKETED him for parking next to the fire hydrant. That, if true, is not enforcing the law, that's highly unethical behavior.
 
2007-01-16 10:54:50 AM  
2007-01-16 10:41:42 AM Rio_Yeti

Submitter should RTFA again.

The reporter was interviewing the Mayor, not the police.


I think you should read articles more carefully before you call people out on stuff they say about it.

FTFA:

""There's no ticket blitz," according to Yonkers Det. Eddie Armour. "We're addressing violations as we see them, the same way we address crime -- as we see it and as it occurs.

Apparently it was occuring during Siegal's interview with Armour -- WNBC got a ticket of its own right outside police headquarters."
 
2007-01-16 10:55:17 AM  
Rio_Yeti should RTFA again.

The reporter was interviewing the police (at the time of the ticket) not the mayor.
 
2007-01-16 10:55:53 AM  
oh gnoes! illegally parked vehicles with parking tickets! wake me up when they do it chicago-style and ticket legal parking.
 
2007-01-16 10:56:25 AM  
Fine, Dextro beat me.
 
2007-01-16 10:58:44 AM  
I pay parking tickets in pennies.

If I keep getting unfair tickets, I might start paying them in ass pennies.

Then I'll have the upper hand.
 
2007-01-16 10:58:58 AM  
Yankers?
 
2007-01-16 10:59:05 AM  
Yes people, RTFA, the police were not issuing tickets to people who were in violation.... they were ticketing cargo trucks for parking in loading zones (even though that's what the loading zones are there for), telling people to stop next to a hydrant and then issuing tickets on the spot for parking next to a hydrant, etc. They are issuing tons of bogus tickets in order to create enough of a nuisance so that their union can get what they want. It's basically a racket and the cops in charge of the racket should be fired and prosecuted, and the ones who were "just following orders" should be fined and suspended.
 
2007-01-16 10:59:22 AM  
Emeraldstar
WTF is wrong with enforcing the law? This should be STANDARD. The cops are there to enforce the law. They should always stop and ticket folks breaking laws if they are not on a more important call.

FTFA
"So he pulled the guy over to the hydrant and then gave him a ticket for parking at the hydrant?" Siegal asked Balboa. "Yup, right there," he replied.

How exactly is this enforcing the law?

/was given an BS ticket by an LA Parking Authority meter maid for making a snide comment. The problem was, I was in my car so he got my license number and gave me a double parking ticket.
 
2007-01-16 10:59:23 AM  
surprised they didn't agressively start -towing- those cars like they do in Baltimore.
Now THAT would put all kinds of pressure on the mayor.
 
2007-01-16 11:00:33 AM  
If all laws were fully enforced to their maximum enforceable extent, society would collapse under their weight. Let the police ticket, arrest, and cite for everything that is punishable, so the populace can see exactly how much of life is illegal nowadays and how much the law exists as nothing but a selective-enforcement cudgel against specific "targets of interest."

Perhaps it'll mean we get some laws repealed, or at least written better.
 
2007-01-16 11:00:35 AM  
Unions are illegally bullying people around to get their way and then denying it? Why, I'm shocked!
 
2007-01-16 11:00:47 AM  
Ugh, this is why i celebrate every time i hear of a cop getting killed on duty.
 
2007-01-16 11:01:04 AM  
While I think that the press parking at a bus stop is a bit much, the fact that the police are using a union to apply leverage to the public through intimidation, once again demonstrates that mob rules always fail to deliver "justice" without resorting to violence against others.

Held to a higher standard? Yeah, right.

Either you cooperate with the criminals, or they will punish you.

/meanwhile the criminals around here get away with everything but premeditated murder (though the case is still pending)
 
2007-01-16 11:01:40 AM  
Tentacle: Then I'll have the upper hand.

How does THAT give you the upper hand?

/All of you! You ALL handle my ass pennies!
 
2007-01-16 11:05:05 AM  
LemSkroob: Ugh, this is why i celebrate every time i hear of a cop getting killed on duty.

*smack*

Don't troll so loudly. You gotta be subtle.
 
2007-01-16 11:07:37 AM  
Nothing annoys me more than municipalities who aggressively fine people for doing things for which no fees should apply. If you pay your taxes, you're paying for the roads. Why should you have to pay a specific fee for stopping along the side of that road and getting out of your car? If you think about it, it should cost a lot more to drive on the road than to park on it. Instead, the opposite is true.

I do love the people that come into threads claiming they should be able to park wherever they want at any time and that ticketing is a big conspiracy to collect revenue. These people have no clue that if that were the case, the streets would be meyhem.

If there were no parking enforcement, my neighborhood would be absolute meyhem. All the commuters, basketball fans, baseball fans, and hockey fans would come from the suburbs and take all the spaces (I live near the subway), leaving the residents high and dry. The streets would be strewn with trash and leaves due to a lack of streetsweepers (we have to move our cars from designated spots once every two weeks). Snow emergencies (again, designated streets must be cleared so plows can remove snow) would paralyze the city.

In the last 3 years, I've had ONE parking ticket. Why? Because when I get out of my car, I know what the parking sign says on that street. And I feed the meters instead of trying to beat the metermaid.

So keep up the ignorant rant about how you're inconvenienced. You just make yourself look like a fool.
 
2007-01-16 11:09:29 AM  
Doesn't this beg the bigger question of why police are allowed to have unions? After all, do they really need the bargaining power to extort fines from the public?
 
2007-01-16 11:15:02 AM  
I guess that will teach them to live in a place called Yonkers
 
2007-01-16 11:15:08 AM  
Hiymenator

How does THAT give you the upper hand?

I haven't touched anything that's been in their asses
 
2007-01-16 11:15:19 AM  
The Owl is shocked, Shocked, SHOCKED to learn that cops can be complete asshats. The Owl belived that all cops were like Andy of Mayberry. Guess not.
 
2007-01-16 11:15:45 AM  
When I park anywhere in NYC, i triple check the signs to make sure that I'm not parked ilegally. Even if you can park there on a holiday, but the sign doesn't imply it, I won't trust it. Haven't had a parking ticket so far.
 
2007-01-16 11:16:35 AM  
Hey, any Toronto farkers here ever been given a ticket while walking to and back from the permit machines?

Last summer, I parked right next to a machine, but it turned out it was out of order (no change on me and the credit card slot was down) so I had to run to the next one and back. I was concerned a traffic cop might leave a ticket while I was trying to get the permit slip.

I was always curious about that...
 
2007-01-16 11:17:22 AM  
Those of you saying using the quote from the article about a cop pulling a truck over at a fire hydrant .... How do you think the officer managed to order the guy over AT the fire hydrant? The driver should have kept going to a legal parking spot or a parking lot. I highly doubt that the cop said over his loud speaker " Pull over at the firehydrant ! ".
 
2007-01-16 11:17:34 AM  
If all of you would get rid of your cars and use bicycles and public transportation, we would not have these problems.
 
2007-01-16 11:18:49 AM  
Doesn't this beg the bigger question of why police are allowed to have unions?

Because they are a class in society that is comprised of the losers in life. These people in class and education are barely above the criminals they chase on a regular basis.

Our police forces through-out the nation are poorly educated and given authority of the use of deadly force. Unionization only colludes with the criminals that typically run unions.


If you need the services of a union, you have nothing to offer to society in general and certainly nothing to offer a potential employer. Your need of a union defaults you into the class of dead-beat do-nothing pay check receiver.

If your are forced into a union I might have some sympathy. I could counter your indignation by pointing out had you made a different career choice, you would not be in a union, so it's still your fault. Complacency is equivalent to guilt in this case.

Unions are nothing more thatn legalized extortion.

I hope I pissed you union thugs off so bad you'll have to file a grievance....STFU & GBTW
 
2007-01-16 11:18:52 AM  
Do they ticket all the Police cars parked directly under the No Parking sign beside the Police Station in my neighbourhood?

... the rules are the same for everyone.
 
2007-01-16 11:18:52 AM  
Bicycles are for children, college students, and the homeless, and do not fit into any of those categories. It's good to have for exercise, though.
 
2007-01-16 11:19:42 AM  
I've been in New York City for about a year and a half now. At some point I got involved in a project that required me to borrow a car for a month to work on. In that month that I posessed a car I managed to get 2 tickets for not moving it for street cleaning. The car only ever moved twice-- both times for the other weeks of street cleaning.

It was 9am, I overslept!
 
2007-01-16 11:21:35 AM  
I don't really care about the topic; I just wanted to thank and congratulate the submitter for not using the ironic tag here. Thank god.
 
bgk
2007-01-16 11:23:27 AM  
You would think what all those tickets that they would have the revenue to pay the cops now....
 
2007-01-16 11:23:44 AM  
got a ticket of its own right outside police headquarters

Well, you really can't go to a police station and NOT expect to get farked with. The reporter should be glad that a ticket was all he got.
 
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