Sunday, August 31, 2008

Ticket blitz makes a comeback

You can tell when the Mayor has given the NYPD orders to increase their revenue stream. From Brownstoner:

My husband was IMing and having a beer last night on our stoop after Biden's speech...NYPD roll up in a patrol car and busted him for an open container violation for 25 bucks...he was very polite and told the NYPD he was appreciative of their presence, but asked asked about the public/private space concept, and he explained that if I was behind a fence or gate I would be ok. Since we don't have a gate, the set-back from the sidewalk didn't matter.

Better not sit on any milk crates within sight of the boys in blue.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whether you’d prefer to call it Quotas or Expected Productivity they both mean the same thing to police officers. If they don’t right out a certain number of summonses and make a certain amount of arrests by the 30th of each month they will be penalized. Police officers are punished by a threat of being transferred to another precinct or having his or her shift changed from day tours to midnights or visa versa. Many police officers work night shifts to take care of their children during the day while their spouse is at work. Now if you had a choice of writing a quality of life ticket or having a career/life altering change by being uprooted and sent to another precinct, which would you choose? Bloomberg is a creep!

Anonymous said...

Wow that's messed up. Let them step foot on my property to try and give me a ticket for some shit like that and they will be in for a surprise.

Anonymous said...

Annonymous #2, at the risk of sounding like I am sticking up for the cops (I am not), if your scenario actually played out, and you tried to give the cops the "surprise" you alluded to, it is highly likely that you would receive a far worse surprise. Not trying to insult you but face it, no matter how tough you are, if you start shit with a cop, you just aren't going to win.

Anonymous said...

I'm all for more parking tickets, but this ticketing for an open container is silly.

Anonymous said...

What if you only have a railing?

My house is set back from the street (with a small front lawn) and my steps are parallel to my front door (as opposed to perpendicular). I only have a railing going up the steps. Would I have gotten a ticket?

Also, I have no gate/fence on my driveway, which leads to my garage/backyard -- would I get a ticket for drinking beer in my backyard?

I'm not being facetious; I'd really like to know...

georgetheatheist said...

Put an eruv around your property.

Anonymous said...

"Put an eruv around your property."

But that will only protect you if you're drinking Manashevtiz!

Anonymous said...

Annonymous #2, at the risk of sounding like I am sticking up for the cops (I am not),....

It would be worth it! Step on my deeded property and find out!!!! If the city doesn't own it stay the fuck off it.

EW-3 said...

"What if you only have a railing?"

What is sad is that you even have to ask the question. Government has nothing better to do then intimidate people about have a brew on their property?

Thought we were a free society.
Kleptocracy at it's best.

-Joe said...

They busted me with a Beer I baught at Penn Station. They said I walked into the MTA -Retail part of the station.
Ran MY ID checked for warrents.

Meanwile some crazy homeless guys was walking around wearing a picture frame around his head screaming "I Been Framed" "I been Framed"
People were laughing giving him dollars !!

By this time I was surrunded by 2 more cops ready to bootjack me for asking to many questions and complaining.

-Joe

-Joe said...

Dont sweat it Brownstoner. Try and hit the Long Island beaches. Its no doubt going to be in the high 80s this week and all the city idiots have gone home.

NEXRAD shows all that hot air exiting the Democratic convention is heading east.

Anonymous said...

This racket has been going on for years. It started in the 70's.

Anonymous said...

Warning tickets Blitz. Port Jervis New York. Started on 9/20/2008.
Police officer said it's a new program starting on this day. They know no one can take a day off to fight a ticket. So instead of finding hardened criminals they are using our own tax dollar to re tax us for the lack of revenue. Lets not forget how much more you have to pay to NY depending on your offense. So after you pay your ticket expect another bill from NY.
What happened to you only proves we are not safe even at home from the adjustable laws that have been written to protect who?. So warning Port Jervis needs your money. Police are suppose to protect us not use us. If you have been used say some thing.