83 Year Old Fined for Throwing Trash in… Trashcan

Okay.  It’s important that New Yorkers not abuse the pedestrian trashcans.  So when a little old lady threw a bag with some newspapers in it into a sidewalk can and a passing sanitation worker saw her do it, well, I suspect a warning would have been better than slapping a fine on her, but, okay.

Still, I find this highly irritating:

The Sanitation Department has a platoon of enforcement agents tasked with enforcing litter basket laws. Their duties even include doing detective work on trash suspected of being illegally dumped.

How is New York’s budget?

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About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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