More selective parking enforcement

10/24/2009:

We’ve all heard stories about how police may target some vehicles illegitimately, and yet completely ignore actual parking offenders. A Hoboken411 reader details one particular instance of alleged harassment that occurred just today. Has this ever happened to you?

Personally targeted by HPD

“I was just ticketed for having my vehicle parked in my driveway. Officer Angel Velez claims I was obstructed the sidewalk. My car was not obstructing the sidewalk and more importantly there were five or six cars on that block parked in a yellow line, some of them right on the corner. I have attached the photos that I showed to the responding officer when I called to file my harassment complaint against officer Velez. I filed the harassment charge, as well as the selective enforcement, because this is not the first time I have been harassed in this manner.

I can’t be the only person victimized by this harassment and selective enforcement. So, I hope you can post the story and pics and let others know they can fight back against this.”

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40 Comments on "More selective parking enforcement"

drdrool
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drdrool

Don’t you have to pay court fees even if the ticket is thrown out? sucks

The cops in this town suck. Even if there are just a few crooked cops they ruin the whole name for the HPD. It comes from the top and that is who needs the finger needs to be pointed at. From the terrible heads in city hall over to the police chief, they all don’t do their job and are crooked. Drive your electric car through that Zimmer.

Antinucci
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Antinucci

Sounds like you contradicted yourself.

In response to drdrool who said:
Don’t you have to pay court fees even if the ticket is thrown out? sucks

The cops in this town suck. Even if there are just a few crooked cops they ruin the whole name for the HPD. It comes from the top and that is who needs the finger needs to be pointed at. From the terrible heads in city hall over to the police chief, they all don’t do their job and are crooked. Drive your electric car through that Zimmer.

homeworld
Member

I had a ticket dismissed and never paid any court fees. In fact, John Corea was subpoenaed to testify on my behalf based on a letter I wrote to the Judge. Other than having to waste 3 hours sitting through other people’s cases before mine, it was a painless process and didn’t even require me speaking.

In response to drdrool who said:
Don’t you have to pay court fees even if the ticket is thrown out? sucks

The cops in this town suck. Even if there are just a few crooked cops they ruin the whole name for the HPD. It comes from the top and that is who needs the finger needs to be pointed at. From the terrible heads in city hall over to the police chief, they all don’t do their job and are crooked. Drive your electric car through that Zimmer.

plywood
Member
plywood

Unfortunately, most of the rumors about the “sense of entitlement” in this town are true.

HansBrix
Member
HansBrix

I used to live around the corner from that firehouse (2nd/Jeff). I seem to recall a small parking lot behind the building (on 2nd). It looked to me like firehouse parking.

Is that lot still there? Is it indeed firehouse parking?

Unrelated: do they still send their EMS truck (with the 120 db siren) out almost every night at 12:30am?

plywood
Member
plywood

Please don’t confuse us with the facts.

In response to HansBrix who said:
I used to live around the corner from that firehouse (2nd/Jeff). I seem to recall a small parking lot behind the building (on 2nd). It looked to me like firehouse parking.

Is that lot still there? Is it indeed firehouse parking?

Unrelated: do they still send their EMS truck (with the 120 db siren) out almost every night at 12:30am?

plywood
Member
plywood

A couple of quick busy-body unsolicited observations.
1. Illegal parking is not a right.
2. Ticketing one illegally parked car out of a group is probably not a prosecutable offense.
3. No image of the car in question = no way to figure out what is going on here, hard to side with you. Dynamic becomes vendetta cop or blocked sidewalk. Can’t tell from here.
4. You said “my driveway”, named the officer you are sparring with, and there is a picture to show where this happened. Are you an idealist or a masochist?

justaview
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justaview

If a car is parked on the sidewalk regardless if it’s in a driveway then its obstruction and it should be ticketed. Where’s the picture of how the car was parked in the driveway?

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