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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 7/21/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – July 21, 2014

Continuing the “HPU Hypocrisy of the Day” category….

Hoboken resident Evan Michael is becoming a regular contributor! Thanks! Here’s a typical shot. Doesn’t even matter where it is. The ONLY pertinent information needed is visible:

  1. It’s a city vehicle
  2. Parked illegally by a red curb

Like I said before. This hypocrisy will continue up to and until someone gets hurt or killed because of their disregard for why the “law” was implemented (safety reasons).

HPU Hypocrisy red curb

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Hoboken Parking Warnings

Parking Warnings instead of boots – to become law

Here’s a note from NJ State Legislator Carmelo Garcia. Sounds like they used Hoboken411 as a source (“fill city coffers,” “draconian policies,” ring a bell, don’t they?)

Automatic Booting Policy Ceases in Hoboken

Change comes after Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia called on City “Officials” to end this unfair practice

Carmelo Garcia Parking Boot Legislation Hoboken NJHoboken—Assemblyman Carmelo G. Garcia (D-Hudson) calls the change in Hoboken’s booting policy a good first step. Instead of immediately booting a vehicle parked illegally, the Hoboken Parking Utility is giving drivers a ticket and a written notice stating they have 72 hours to move their car or face booting or towing. While this doesn’t eliminate the use of wheel clamps or boots, it does give the motorist more time to fix the problem. “An automatic boot is not only unfair it can leave a motorists stranded and gives them no time to correct the problem,” said Garcia. “This is a more humane way of dealing with motorists who park illegally, at least temporarily while my legislation addressing this issue works its way through the legislature.”

Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Garcia, Declan O’Scanlon Jr. (R- Red Bank), and Michael Patrick Carroll (R- Morris Plains) prohibits municipalities from implementing ordinances that permit the booting of vehicles with no outstanding warrants. This bill will clear up any grey area in the current state statute. “For far too long motorists, even those with no outstanding warrants against their vehicle, were getting booted due to Hoboken’s draconian policy,” said Garcia. “This practice appears to be an attempt to fill city coffers. And booting a car doesn’t open up a space for another vehicle. This legislation will protect drivers and put a roadblock in the way of any town that attempts to authorize overly aggressive booting policies.”

Hoboken Parking Warnings – We’ll see how long this lasts

7/14/2014 Update:

Well – at least a handful of “examples” have been presented by the HPU recently – how they’re apparently giving a select “grace period” before booting and towing takes place. Hoboken Parking Warnings. Right-e-o!

A few of these warning notices were placed on cars near ShopRite this past weekend – IN ADDITION TO parking summonses (i.e., pickpocketing).

“Notice - This vehicle is illegally parked in a permit zone. If this matter is not resolved within 72 hours, this vehicle will be subject to booting and/or towing.”

My take on this matter? This is political showmanship. They’ll “be nice” for a brief period of time (to get some spineless douchebag intern at the local paper to publish “positive headlines” that show how “relaxed” Hoboken has become…) and then revert back to their evil ways in no time at all. It’s how it works around here. “Govern for headlines…”

Hoboken Parking Warning Notice 72 Hours

HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 7/11/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – July 11, 2014

Continuing the “HPU Hypocrisy of the Day” category….

A typical scene in Hoboken. Minor parking offense (not having the permit, or going over the limit). We’ve already hammered the point that this does NOT help free up parking for the residents “who deserve it,” it only fills city coffers and makes visitors resent the city (thus hurting small businesses).

The parking director recently said that the booting would be curtailed. But that apparently isn’t the case. Collecting that revenue from these draconian “violations” must be more addictive than heroin.

Parking Boot Hoboken NJ

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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 7/2/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – July 2, 2014

Continuing the “HPU Hypocrisy of the Day” category….

Reader “Hoboken Wanted” sent in this daily scene of an HPU “booter” parking where everyone else shouldn’t.

Question is: “who boots the booters?”

HPU Hypocrisy in Hoboken who boots the booters

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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 6/30/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – June 30, 2014

Continuing the “HPU Hypocrisy of the Day” category, we yet another hypocritical photo up for discussion.

Here’s a standard city SUV parked illegally near the intersection of 11th & Washington. Par for the course.

And we already know that ordinary residents and visitors get hit with hefty fines and life-disrupting boots, etc. But there’s one other thing I’ve totally forgotten about: Harassment.

Regular drivers (who say just want to run into a store to pick up some food), get badgered, harassed, and even sometimes threatened by these hypocrites enforcing these ludicrous laws designed only as a source of revenue for municipal glommers. There has to be a better way.

HPU Hypocricy Hoboken City Vehicle parks illegally on Washington Street

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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 6/19/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – June 19, 2014

Continuing the “HPU Hypocrisy of the Day” category, we have a photo and question from Hoboken resident Evan Michael.

“Can’t beat this one. HPU is more important than saving lives. I wonder what would happen if I parked my car there?”

Well, it’s clear as day that Evan was being sarcastic. Because if YOU parked there (regardless of your reason or for how long), you’d get your ass ticketed, booted or towed. And they MOCK you by happily breaking those very same laws without any repercussions.

I’ll repeat this again. At what given point does the “public at large” say “fuck you hypocrites!” and form an organized rebellion that gives them no choice but to stop?

Not anytime soon!

Because fines are “low enough” and the rest of the people are too lazy and would rather watch TV and not be bothered stopping “legal” thugs from stealing cold hard cash from the citizenry. But everything has a “breaking point” and by the time that happens, the “fan” will be covered in you know what.

HPU Hypocrisy fire hydrants Hoboken NJ

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