Absolute Moral Authority

Because plain old moral authority just wasn’t good enough — a mesablue production


Posted by Wickedpinto on July 15, 2010

Found at Reason.

Some guys visiting his aunt, sees something sitting on the street.  His aunt is throwing it away.  He decides he wants it.  His aunt says sure.  Cops fine him 2 grand, his aunt 2 grand, and impound is effing Car.  Now THAT is REAL JUSTICE BITCHES!

Meanwhile according to wiki (I know, it’s wiki, but it’s also convenient, and we have a common ancestor or something.)

In 2010 the New York Post reported evidence the NYPD supervisors were under increased pressure to “fudge” crime stats by downgrading major crimes to minor offenses. However, the same researchers that provided the evidence “acknowledged that major crimes were at a historic low.” Still, crime has surpassed 2009’s rates so far this year

So, This year crime seems to be getting slightly worse, while at the same time raising questions about the practices of how crime is gauged so that the city can fudge their numbers, but one things for sure.

Recycling is a revenue source for the city and sanitation officials said the law was “designed to deter organized rings of recycling thefts” that cost the city more than $300,000 a year.

Recycling “crimes” are on the fall.  Good thing that the government has the forethought to think about it’s citizens by fining them $2K a piece, and impounding their car, leading to another fee, meaning that this guy who wanted to save a couple hundred bucks (if even that) instead of buying a new AC, ends up costing himself and his a family member more than $4K for engaging in the cursed cur of civilization in NYC.


My Take away.   First, “Organized ring of recycling thefts.”  WTF!?  You mean like people who are incapable of holding a job, but willing to make an effort to collect things that others treat as refuse so that they can subsidize their lives through effort, work and proffit by reducing the necessary capacity the city must manage?  Like Antiques Roadshow producers?  People who buy stuff at garage sales?  Bums?(the harmless ones, not the stab you for a foety bum.)  How about a kid who wants to go to a baseball camp, and sells lemonade, mows lawns, washes windows, walks dogs and collects cans to pay for it?

Also, if you read the source article, look at how WEAK the friggen dude is when responding to the fact that the effing city just cost him and his aunt more than 4 grand combined.  WHY does the city have to enforce this?  Does the city have HVAC tech’s who poor over every AC the city collects on the street?  Does the city have master carpenters who restore old furniture?  WHAT exactly is the public negative to people saving money by taking other peoples hand me downs?  Even if the person giving it away didn’t know that they were gonna take it when the giver left a commodity someone else could use laying on the street?

Additionally, They enacted this enforcement and fine against the “crime” spree that is costing the city. . . . .$300 grand?  What is NYC’s current deficit?  Is that $300 grand, well, now $304 thousand (plus a little, thanks to this weak kneed wuss) gonna cover all of the crappy programs that that city is funding?


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