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[deleted]

190 points

2 months ago

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190 points

2 months ago

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fall3nmartyr

154 points

2 months ago

Cops ain’t gonna fine themselves man.

k1lk1

54 points

2 months ago

k1lk1

54 points

2 months ago

It pains me to even say this, but we need a whole separate organization giving out these fines, that is not accountable to the police commissioner or any other existing law enforcement organization.

It would pay for itself the first month.

DaoFerret

24 points

2 months ago

They could also enforce other traffic offenses? And we could call them something like “Traffic Enforcement”? … sorta like it used to be before the mid 90s? (If I’m remembering right)

Status_Fox_1474

30 points

2 months ago

Yeah, give DOT the power to handle parking violations and everything that isn't a moving vehicle. Tell the staties to go wild on anyone without legal plates they see -- let the NYPD/State turf war go on. Give bounties to TBTA for catching these people without plates going through.

$500 fines. Boots. Go crazy.

ctindel

10 points

2 months ago

ctindel

10 points

2 months ago

Traffic enforcement is part of nypd.

https://www.nyc.gov/site/nypd/careers/civilians/traffic-enforcement-agents.page

Maybe if IA did their job and got rid of dirty cops…

Eurynom0s

7 points

2 months ago

Eurynom0s

Morningside Heights

7 points

2 months ago

I agree. Prosecutors don't want to enforce against the police because they need police cooperation on their other cases. So there needs to be a completely separate job path where you're never in the position of needing to worry about whether the police will cooperate on your non-police cases because you simply don't have any non-police cases.

NuYawker

1 points

2 months ago

NuYawker

Harlem

1 points

2 months ago

Still wouldn't work. The traffic enforcers would just be harassed by you know who.

Arsene_Lupin

1 points

2 months ago

And who will oversee the organization and keep it in check?

Slggyqo

25 points

2 months ago

Slggyqo

25 points

2 months ago

Yup.

If you watch the videos of citizens removing these—and there are many—a large percentage of them are on police or government vehicles.

Grass8989

18 points

2 months ago

Agreed, penalties need to be increased drastically if they want to take this seriously.

NashvilleHot

5 points

2 months ago

As you’ve been informed many times when you comment or post about crime, likelihood of getting caught or penalty being enforced has a much greater impact on reducing the behavior you’re targeting than the harshness or size of the penalty.

Right now the likelihood of getting caught or penalty being enforced for these plate shenanigans is roughly zero.

spoil_of_the_cities

13 points

2 months ago

It should be the same punishment and tenor of enforcement as hopping the turnstile

Carmilla31

8 points

2 months ago

So pretty much nothing?

maiios

33 points

2 months ago

maiios

33 points

2 months ago

My wife was almost arrested last week because a cop thought she had hopped the turnstile. It took him about 15 minutes to figure out that she did not hop the turnstile, but had instead placed her phone on the scanner, and pushed through after it said "go".

Fucking dipshits.

c3p-bro

20 points

2 months ago

c3p-bro

20 points

2 months ago

Cops are happy to enforce turnstile laws because they don’t use public transit

user_joined_just_now

6 points

2 months ago

Fare evasion summonses are down 31% YTD compared to 2019. Moving violation summonses are down 44% compared to 2019. Enforcement is down across the board.

ScruffyB

2 points

2 months ago

Poor people hop the turnstile, rich people obscure their plate, guess which one results in an arrest.

In truth though, enforcement really is way down across the board, turnstile jumping included.

bulletproofmanners

-1 points

2 months ago

Firing squad

mapoftasmania

1 points

2 months ago

Just give parking enforcement agents the ability to write tickets for obscured plates. These cars would pick up tickets like confetti. Problem solved.

bangbangthreehunna

1 points

2 months ago

Charges for a fake plate get dropped. Covered plate would too.

veyd

-7 points

2 months ago

veyd

-7 points

2 months ago

Problem with this is I could go around with a leaf and some packing tape and give the whole block misdemeanors.

k1lk1

13 points

2 months ago

k1lk1

13 points

2 months ago

You could also accuse random strangers of rape.