Parking Boot BS!
Parking Boot BS continues in Hoboken
The city of Hoboken continues the outright pick-pocketing of residents, visitors and hard-working employees of local businesses. Not only middle of the night 4-hour limit but the parking boot BS seems to be back again. The administration must get aroused with that form of “legalized” robbery.
Tom sent a note to express his sentiments:
“I thought they did away with this horseshit? I was ticketed and booted at the same time at 12:44 in the morning. I exceeded the 4 hour limit and would have been happy to pay the 68$, but none too happy about a fucking boot. I have no outstanding tickets or warrants and am a working man on Friday nights in Hoboken.
I received another ticket back in the fall (sans boot) which was promptly paid to the Man.
I await with bated breath to hear from the parking authority. Remember: Quick-witted subjects under the governance of dim-witted administrators.
Tom, working man who can’t afford a fucking midnight boot.
How long can that racket continue being unchallenged?
Food for thought: How did society allow for physical seizure of someone else’s property in the first place? Sure, I can understand “abandonment” laws – where if a car remains for months on end – it might serve a purpose. But the so-called “power” Hoboken and municipalities all over the country have has gotten out of control.
You think immobilizing a vehicle (i.e., holding it “hostage” until the payment “demand” is met) ON TOP OF an already STIFF payment for a extremely minor “offense” makes sense?
These “laws” have been slowly accumulating over the years, and they’re only getting worse each time a new “law” is added to the books.
Why? Because “legally” stealing money from others is addictive. And each time a new “reform” administration comes in and gets a taste – it’s just too hard for them to resist. What’s the HPU intake for city hall coffers? $10 million a year? Out of thin air?
The only thing missing from the current equation is revolt and retribution. Those always show up last to the party, unfortunately.