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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 4/11/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – April 11, 2014

Continuing the “HPU Hypocrisy of the Day” category, here’s a picture of a Verizon van trying to do work – to help residents.

What makes this sad is that here is a “public utility” company (who provide useful and necessary services to the community) and the city of Hoboken steals from them while they try to maintain order (i.e., do “good.”)

Meanwhile, the city breaks their own laws – not to “do good,” but rather to ROB IT’S OWN RESIDENTS (via tickets, boots and tows).

How screwed up is that? Back in the day, there would be pitchforks and protests. Now, residents just lay down and take it where the light doesn’t shine. You get rate increases from your phone company lately – this is one of the reasons why.

Verizon service truck ticketed in Hoboken NJ

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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 3/13/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – March 13, 2014

Continuing the “HPU Hypocrisy of the Day” category, here’s a picture of the infamous “HPU” (Hoboken Pickpocketing Underworld) money-scooter parked illegally (unattended) near a stop sign, in front of a hydrant AND too close to the intersection. Strike three – you’re OUT!

It’s painfully ironic that the city is all “green” and “eco-friendly” with bike lanes, bike sharing and all sorts of newfangled hippie crap (like solar robotic trash bins) – that they still use motorized vehicles.

Want to know why they’ll NEVER go to manually-powered transportation? Because it will drastically reduce how much cash they can steal per hour, that’s why.

And don’t let them fool you with wacky battery-operated vehicles. Those things end up polluting the globe more (producing and disposing of) in their lifespans!

Remember: If YOU did this – you’d get ticketed, fined, booted or even towed. What gives them the right to break the very same laws they “enforce?”

HPU Hypocrisy of the day Hoboken NJ March 13 2014

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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 3/10/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – March 10, 2014

Continuing the new “HPU Hypocrisy of the Day” category, here’s a shot of a yet another DAILY occurrence: A CITY HALL EMPLOYEE’S vehicle parked illegally, while they have a sign on their dash that says “official” monkey business. And the “HPU” (Hoboken Pickpocketing Underworld) ignored it.

Read below to see what Hoboken resident Brian had to say (he sent it to City Hall as well):

HPU Hypocrisy of the Day in Hoboken NJ March 10 2014

Hoboken city employees arrogant and entitled

“This personal car belonging to someone in the clerk office is currently illegally parked outside of city hall on the northwest corner of Bloomfield and First streets. There is a placard proclaiming that this essential worker is on official business. I guess just going to work and not wanting to look for legal parking now qualifies as being on official business and entitles him/her to break the law, endanger pedestrians, and make navigating intersections more difficult. I witnessed one HPU employee who obviously knows the car walk right past it. I asked another who was facilitating a tow down the street why it wasn’t ticketed. He said it should be but he didn’t have a ticket machine to do so. He told me to call HPU. I did and was transferred to a director, whose voicemail doesn’t take messages.

At what point are we taxpayers supposed to go along with these ridiculous shenanigans and sense of entitlement of city workers running around this town like its their little personal kingdoms? The arrogance and contempt towards an average taxpayer is disgusting. Do your job HPU even if it means ticketing your colleagues there in city hall!”

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City Parking Offenders: 3/6/2014

Hoboken City Parking Offenders at 12th & Washington

Today’s Hoboken City Parking Offenders entry is a double-whammy. And I have to say, it happens often over on 12th Street between Washington Street and Hudson Street. In this particular instance, two city vehicles were both illegally parked too close to the intersection, making it difficult for trucks to turn, and giving pedestrians very little wiggle room to evade an errant car if necessary.

Frankly, I’ve been a bit torn about pointing out certain city parking offenders. I mean these guys aren’t politicians, and they probably don’t make the same big bucks that people like Dawn Zimmer’s twittering coffee-gopher make.

So part of me wants to applaud them for their “F-YOU” attitude towards the city as they use public vehicles while they take a break at home. But at the same time, the hypocrisy that takes place in Hoboken (do as we say, not as we do) is quite frustrating – especially on the property taxpayer dime.

Maybe I’ll cut the grunt workers some slack in the future. I mean neither of these guys work for the diseased department know as the “HPU” (the Hoboken Pickpocketing Underworld).

City Parking Offenders in Hoboken NJ

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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 2/19/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – Feb. 19, 2014

Continuing the new “HPU Hypocrisy of the Day” category, here’s a shot of a DAILY occurrence: An HPU vehicle parked illegally, while they either ROB money from hard-working residents – or they’re picking up food. In this case below, they also ENDANGERED motorists and pedestrians by creating a blockage near the intersection.

Shame, shame, shame on them! I think we should take away those gas-guzzling “soccer-mom mini-vans” and give them bicycles. Maybe then they’ll see what a mockery not only what the bike lanes are, but the horrid conditions of the roads themselves.

HPU Hypocrisy of the Day Hoboken NJ February 19 2014

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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 2/12/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – Feb. 12, 2014

This nonsense happens so often – that we created a new category just for it: HPU Hypocrisy of the Day.

One Hoboken411 reader sent this in from earlier today. An HPU employee (in their PERSONAL car), parked illegally near the crosswalk.

And after endangering pedestrians without citation or financial punishment, they proceeded to scout out other parked cars down the street to ROB money from them to feed city coffers.

If that isn’t hypocrisy at it’s finest – I don’t know what is.

Hoboken HPU employee parks personal car illegally to ticket legally parked vehicles NJ

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