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(Fox 8 Cleveland)   Not news: Man ticketed for littering. Fark: Ticket was for dropping money on the ground. Bonus Fark: The money fell as he was handing it off to a wheelchair-bound homeless man   (fox8.com) divider line 89
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2012-05-23 12:10:56 PM
No good deed ...
 
2012-05-23 12:29:47 PM
Cleveland police can't comment on the ticket at this time but according to a spokesperson there is another code that may have been violated.

I'm sure that has everything to do with the ticket that isn't for that other violation.
 
2012-05-23 12:41:13 PM
Fail to catch the ticket as it is handed to you and call the cops on the cop, for littering.
 
2012-05-23 01:42:33 PM
There is a code which states that it is illegal to panhandle or give money to panhandlers near a highway or street including a berm, shoulder, treelawn or sidewalk.

We have the same restriction here.
 
2012-05-23 02:01:13 PM
Hurray for piece of shiat, worthless, dickless asshole cops! We just can't have enough of them!
 
2012-05-23 02:19:46 PM
Yup, definitely asinine.

/CSB: I was in Cleveland last weekend, around the West Side Market, and there was a street musician playing saxophone outside a bar. Next to him was his prosthetic leg, which was serving as his tip jar.
 
2012-05-23 02:20:27 PM
I don't know about you guys, but I sure feel safer.
 
2012-05-23 02:21:25 PM
John says he has always had a deep admiration for Cleveland police

LOL, why? They're pieces of shiat.
 
2012-05-23 02:21:38 PM
But remember, the pigs are your friends.
 
2012-05-23 02:22:06 PM
Not news: Man ticketed for littering. Fark: Ticket was for dropping money on the ground. Bonus Fark: The money fell as he was handing it off to a wheelchair-bound homeless man

Well there's your problem right there, you should have used that money to bribe the cop, not help the homeless.

Diogenes: There is a code which states that it is illegal to panhandle or give money to panhandlers near a highway or street including a berm, shoulder, treelawn or sidewalk.

We have the same restriction here.


Seems like a dick move to see the transaction and bust the person donating, not the panhandler. Also seems like a dick law.
 
2012-05-23 02:23:28 PM

violentsalvation: Fail to catch the ticket as it is handed to you and call the cops on the cop, for littering.


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2012-05-23 02:23:45 PM
IF WE DON'T TICKET LITTERERS THE TERRORISTS WIN!!!
 
2012-05-23 02:24:01 PM
So... the guy who likes to help the less fortunate has a brother in the "same" situation. Why doesn't he just let his disabled brother crash in his basement or something. Does the few bucks he hands out to panhandlers absolve him of the guilt he must be feeling for not helping out his brother? So much more to this story...
 
2012-05-23 02:24:49 PM

karmaceutical: So... the guy who likes to help the less fortunate has a brother in the "same" situation. Why doesn't he just let his disabled brother crash in his basement or something. Does the few bucks he hands out to panhandlers absolve him of the guilt he must be feeling for not helping out his brother? So much more to this story...


Maybe his brother doesn't want his help.
 
2012-05-23 02:25:13 PM
Say "ticket litterers" ten times fast. Teehee

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2012-05-23 02:26:21 PM

HotWingConspiracy: karmaceutical: So... the guy who likes to help the less fortunate has a brother in the "same" situation. Why doesn't he just let his disabled brother crash in his basement or something. Does the few bucks he hands out to panhandlers absolve him of the guilt he must be feeling for not helping out his brother? So much more to this story...

Maybe his brother doesn't want his help.


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2012-05-23 02:27:46 PM
He was ticketed because he was encouraging panhandling and they needed an excuse.
 
2012-05-23 02:28:25 PM
Hey, these sh*tstains are only trying to raise the funds for a new air-hockey table for the break room...who are we to judge?
 
2012-05-23 02:30:20 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Yup, definitely asinine.

/CSB: I was in Cleveland last weekend, around the West Side Market, and there was a street musician playing saxophone outside a bar. Next to him was his prosthetic leg, which was serving as his tip jar.


So how much did you get?
 
2012-05-23 02:30:40 PM

Relatively Obscure: Cleveland police can't comment on the ticket at this time but according to a spokesperson there is another code that may have been violated.

I'm sure that has everything to do with the ticket that isn't for that other violation.


At what point did the wheelchair guy stand up and yell at the cop about how this was an outrage?
 
2012-05-23 02:31:04 PM
All other crimes in Cleveland must have been solved, otherwise why would the ever-vigilant officers of the law be handing out tickets like this? Oh wait, they haven't Cold Case database
 
2012-05-23 02:32:31 PM

karmaceutical: So... the guy who likes to help the less fortunate has a brother in the "same" situation. Why doesn't he just let his disabled brother crash in his basement or something. Does the few bucks he hands out to panhandlers absolve him of the guilt he must be feeling for not helping out his brother? So much more to this story...


3/10
 
2012-05-23 02:34:12 PM
It had to be a ticket for something else. Looking under the Cleveland city ordinances, money does not fall under any definition of litter or rubbish.

Google: City of Cleveland :: Laws and Ordinance; navigate to litter.
Link from FARK won't work.
 
2012-05-23 02:35:55 PM
Things like this just boggle my mind. What happened to the way we used to be? We don't need a bylaw for every damn thing; It destroys the very common sense these laws are attempting to mimic!

Guy dumping garbage -----> Fine.

Guy drops money ------> keep walking.

You get these asshats in the system arguing "well it's not in the letter of the law" so "better pass a bylaw for the most minute of all happenings".

/get off my lawn
 
2012-05-23 02:36:22 PM
Good rule. I'll also have to apply it when emergency service personnel are doing roadside fundraising. "Gosh, I'd love to help but ..."
 
2012-05-23 02:36:33 PM

SharkTrager: He was ticketed because he was encouraging panhandling and they needed an excuse.


Yep. This the quality of life crap that is so popular now days.
 
2012-05-23 02:37:06 PM

highendmighty: It had to be a ticket for something else. Looking under the Cleveland city ordinances, money does not fall under any definition of litter or rubbish.


Right, because cops never make up charges or give you a ticket for something that isn't an offense. Clearly the article is wrong, and not the cop.
 
2012-05-23 02:39:26 PM

highendmighty: It had to be a ticket for something else. Looking under the Cleveland city ordinances, money does not fall under any definition of litter or rubbish.



OK, I just RTFA. Still, money does not fall under the category of litter or rubbish; therefore, throwing it from a car does not constitute littering. This cop is a douche.

 
2012-05-23 02:39:35 PM
They are trying to discourage people from giving money to homeless people. Simple.
 
2012-05-23 02:41:53 PM

Diogenes: There is a code which states that it is illegal to panhandle or give money to panhandlers near a highway or street including a berm, shoulder, treelawn or sidewalk.

We have the same restriction here.


Which is all well and good, but them why not just ticket him for THAT violation instead of something stupid and pretty much made up.

/So I hand a jacket to my kid and he drops it. I'm littering?
 
2012-05-23 02:42:44 PM
Isn't there at least 10 second rule before you can consider it littering?

Otherwise the asshats could hand out $500 tickets all day long because people happened to drop something and then pick it up.

I hope the judge points at the cop and laughs and laughs.
 
2012-05-23 02:42:48 PM
So what's the lesson here?

Don't feed the pigeons homeless.
 
2012-05-23 02:43:00 PM

karmaceutical: So... the guy who likes to help the less fortunate has a brother in the "same" situation. Why doesn't he just let his disabled brother crash in his basement or something. Does the few bucks he hands out to panhandlers absolve him of the guilt he must be feeling for not helping out his brother? So much more to this story...


Here is the rest of he story.
 
2012-05-23 02:43:44 PM

RedT: Which is all well and good, but them why not just ticket him for THAT violation [...]



Pardon my jade but if one were to peruse the fines imposed one might find one's answer.
 
2012-05-23 02:44:34 PM
Well of COURSE he was ticketed! If you're going to be charitable, the local government expects its cut!
 
2012-05-23 02:45:56 PM

Rich Cream: They are trying to discourage people from giving money to homeless people. Simple.


And disgusting.
 
2012-05-23 02:46:23 PM
Dick move. I'm trying to imagine what thoughts were going through the cops brain when he decided to pull the guy over and ticket him for this. I'm not having any luck.
 
2012-05-23 02:47:46 PM
Put if you pick it right back up, how is it littering?

If I pull something out of a pocket, and a loose piece of paper falls out, and I pick it right back up, I'd be a bit pissed if some cop gave me a ticket 4 miles down the road.

Wasn't there some guy who got fined for littering because a cigarette butt (from the sidewalk) that stuck to his shoe fell off while he was walking?
 
2012-05-23 02:49:13 PM

GreatGlavinsGhost: Here is the rest of he story.


Edward Conard is either a "let-them-eat-cake sociopath, harbors an insane amount of guilt, or is so out of touch as to be delusional. Although, he makes much mor money than I; so he could be right...right?
 
2012-05-23 02:49:25 PM
Cleveland police can't comment on the ticket at this time but according to a spokesperson there is another code that may have been violated.

Littering and...
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2012-05-23 02:49:51 PM
I had something similar happen...cop was making me empty wallet on his hood and a few $$ blew off on the ground and he yelled at me to pick it up or he was going to get me for littering. Thanks dick.
 
2012-05-23 02:50:47 PM
The fark cop haters might finally have a point today.
 
2012-05-23 02:53:48 PM
Cleveland. That is all.
 
2012-05-23 02:56:57 PM

SharkTrager: He was ticketed because he was encouraging panhandling and they needed an excuse.


Yup. That's what's really going on. When you do something a cop doesn't like but they can't bust you for (in this case it's the panhandler that's guilty, not the guy giving him money) they'll often look for anything they can bust you on.
 
2012-05-23 02:57:05 PM
This guy is much more decent than I would have been in the same situation. I wouldn't hesitate to go public with the name of the officer and let society permanently associate his name with "douchy asshat".

There's no way this cop will show up in court. It's probably wishful thinking, but is there any possible way for this to backfire on the cop? Can the judge file a complaint against him for passing out asinine tickets?
 
2012-05-23 02:58:29 PM

Loren: SharkTrager: He was ticketed because he was encouraging panhandling and they needed an excuse.

Yup. That's what's really going on. When you do something a cop doesn't like but they can't bust you for (in this case it's the panhandler that's guilty, not the guy giving him money) they'll often look for anything they can bust you on.


Except there apparently is a law against giving a panhandler money from your car, but the cop screwed up and gave him a citation for littering instead. Wouldn't have made the cop any less of a dick.
 
2012-05-23 02:58:50 PM
Is the littering fine less than the giving money to a panhandler fine? That may explain why he choose to write it up that way; as some sort of 'favor'.
 
2012-05-23 02:59:31 PM
FTA: "The ticket cited Section No: 613.06 of Cleveland's Municipal Codes, which is littering from a motor vehicle. His offense was listed as, "Throw paper out window," and in parenthesis, "money to panhandler." "

"Well that's the darndest thing, your honor. It says I threw paper out the window, but dollar bills are actually made of cloth!"
 
2012-05-23 03:00:28 PM

erupt2001: The fark cop haters might finally have a point today.


You mean the fark cop lovers may have to stop slobbering the end of that nightstick for a sec before getting back to work?
 
2012-05-23 03:00:53 PM

Cheesus: Loren: SharkTrager: He was ticketed because he was encouraging panhandling and they needed an excuse.

Yup. That's what's really going on. When you do something a cop doesn't like but they can't bust you for (in this case it's the panhandler that's guilty, not the guy giving him money) they'll often look for anything they can bust you on.

Except there apparently is a law against giving a panhandler money from your car, but the cop screwed up and gave him a citation for littering instead. Wouldn't have made the cop any less of a dick.


I'll bet you ten bucks the fine for the panhandler law is much, much less than the littering fine.
 
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