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Blackout no Excuse to Quell Parking Tickets

Through rain or shine or sleet or snow, and now blackouts: NYPD traffic-enforcement will ticket your delinquent automobile. As private citizens a few car-lengths away directed traffic for those trying to snake their way off the island bereft of voltage, a bureaucratically-minded city employee abstained from responding to their heed to help direct the snarl of vehicles. Instead, giving a dry look and an uncaring cold eye, he placed parking tickets under the wipers of cars, and drove off. Ironically, his vehicle was directed through the same intersection.
11:58 AM - I wanted to add that I think a just and appropriate punishment for this person would be reassignment to directing traffic for a month at a very busy intersection.

Posted by Stephen VanDyke at August 20, 2003 11:42 AM