City Offender Zone 1/17/2008

1/17/2008:

Today’s City Offender Zone installment consists of one reader mail, a minor event I saw, and a “good doing their job” photo.

Before I go any further, I have one simple “open question” to those in charge at City Hall:

Is the purpose of enforcing intersection parking rules for safety reasons?
If so, then why is it tolerated for public vehicles to be able to break the law in non-emergency situations?

PS, I don’t want to hear the “well, the cops have to eat” excuse. They don’t need to eat at Grimaldi’s at the expense of sacrificing public safety. (The vehicles below were PA cops, though.)

Onward:

Hoboken411 reader Daniel dusted this picture off from this past December and wrote:
“Been meaning to send this in for awhile. Took this back on December 8th on 2nd and Clinton. Not one, not two, but three police vehicles parked illegally for some dinner at Grimaldis. I’m not sure how long they were there before I noticed this, but when I came back from getting groceries and a haircut, they were still there. So at least one hour. One of them actually manages to not only block a parking garage, but also manages to block drivers from seeing any pedestrians crossing the street from the right.”

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I saw the following cop pull up to the NE intersection of 1st & Wash.. thinking, oh that’s not so bad.. there’s a little room, and he’s probably grabbing a cup. 45 minutes later, it was still there.

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Lastly, not to be a complete ball-buster, here’s an example of an officer doing his job. Along River St., this livery car gets pulled over for making a U-turn in the middle of the street. Great job Hoboken PD!

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8 Comments on "City Offender Zone 1/17/2008"

panicmule
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panicmule

[quote comment=”63301″]Are they ticketing on Martn Luther King Jr. day?[/quote]

My guess is that more tickets were written today than all of last week – need to generate enough revenue to cover the time and a half pay for working on a holiday.

dosomethingright
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dosomethingright

[quote comment=”63301″]Are they ticketing on Martn Luther King Jr. day?[/quote]
Why don’t you just check the City’s website.
http://www.hobokennj.org/index.html

I’m sure the info is there ; )

dosomethingright
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dosomethingright

[quote comment=”63301″]Are they ticketing on Martn Luther King Jr. day?[/quote]
Depends if you’re politically connected, or have F&F in the parking utility. All others must abide by the law.

tcarr11
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tcarr11

Are they ticketing on Martn Luther King Jr. day?

EDge
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just ran across this that may help reduce this type of behavior. this site (http://www.iparklikeanidiot.com/) sells obnoxiously yellow bumper stickers that say ‘i park like an idiot’. although it’s probably a tad bit illegal in itself – maybe just stick them to a window so there’s no residual damage.

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