Skip to comments.Granny's $100 ticket - for throwing out newspaper
Posted on 12/08/2010 12:13:27 PM PST by Nachum
What a bunch of garbage! An elderly Manhattan woman living on Social Security was slapped with a $100 ticket -- just for throwing away a newspaper in a city trash can. Delia Gluckin, 80, tossed the paper in a bin right outside her Inwood apartment building Saturday morning, only to be ambushed by an overzealous Department of Sanitation agent wielding a handheld computertized ticket book. "I was walking to take the subway downtown and dropped it in a trash can, and this lady in a blue uniform ran up to me," Gluckin told The Post.
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The article never really explains. What is “improper refuse”.
What’s the point of having city litter baskets, if you can’t put garbage in them?
I would have ran off.
I don’t think the 80 year old lady would have gotten far...
Next time she should just throw it on the street. After all New York is already a garbage dump, one more piece won’t hurt.
“I would have ran off.”
She is 80 years old
I’m with DannyTn on this one.
How far do you have to be from your residence before you can throw something away and not have it considered personal?
This is one stupid cop using an ill defined ordinance to harrass an elderly woman.
This cop reminds me of all the ignorant TSA agents who love throwing their weight around in the name of following policy.
Wait til the mail man brings her new SS statement for 2011...she will have even LESS money.
The ‘trash cop’ would have needed surgery to remove the ‘little ticket printer’ from their anal cavity.
"Do you think that we want those laws to be observed? We want them broken. Theres no way to rule innocent men. The only power the government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there arent enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws." --Ayn Rand, "Atlas Shrugged"
What is the fine for just tossing it into the street?
I think that if everyone just followed these simple rules we’d all be a lot better off:
Recycle so its just another opportunity to ticket a person. She literally had to find the appropriate bin or take it home and put it out with the recycling. If you walk between subway cars,som type have locked doors,others don’t,you can be ticketed. Theres a sign says no walking between cars but it doesn’t say its illegal. It could be a safety suggestion. NYC has a million way to ticket a person for revenues.
Time to get the burden off the landlords.
So we have the terms “litter”, “garbage” and “refuse” being used here. What is the legal definition of each?
I just read the article. It’s actually pretty comical.
For starters, since I am not driving, if they INSIST on writing a ticket, I just give a false name and address, while looking really sheepish and intimidated.
Second, even if I did give my correct name, it is up to them to prove what I threw away was household trash.
I thought this HAD to be the onion when I first read it.
>>Whats the point of having city litter baskets, if you cant put garbage in them?<<
Apparently their function is to increase city revenue.
The only ticket my wife had ever gotten in her life was when she was in Chicago a few decades ago. A cop had put a “no right turn” a-frame on the sidewalk at a business area intersection that she (and a lot of people) used to turn right on their way home from work, shopping, etc.
It was late at night and the sign was in shadow. She turns and, around the corner is a cop that flags her down and gives her a ticket for the turn. And then he gets the next car, and the next.
It was like a fisherman casting a net.
NO! The Sanitation cop did the right thing and should be rewarded. She finally ticketed the correct party instead of landlords who have to pay fines for what their tenants do.
Change the item. Your dog poops on the sidewalk. You leave it there. Landlord gets fined for the poop. Is this correct? Same rule applies to granny. Since she lives in NYC, is a tenant, she knows the rules.
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