Skip to comments.Violators visiting closed National Parks could be fined $50
Posted on 10/06/2013 6:06:28 PM PDT by don-o
WASHINGTON, DC - So far, the National Park Police don't seem to be targeting visitors jumping over barricades to see the monuments or use federal parks. But violators could technically be ticketed and fined $50. Fox 5 found many out-of-town tourists ignoring signs that say parks and attractions are closed. Dozens of locals who normally play beach volleyball in a section of West Potomac Park were there enjoying the weather and some games this afternoon. Some didn't realize the park was closed. Others aware of the government shutdown thought a $50 fine was too steep. We called the Park Police to find out if anyone had been ticketed. The officer who answered the phone said no, not to his knowledge.
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I wish I was closer to a closed National Park.
Has anybody seen a story today about the WWII memorial? Was it barricaded?
If I had one near me I would DEMAND to be ticketed.
That would give me Standing to sue the obozo and holder criminal enterprise.
If anyone sets up a support fund, please publish the details here. My check can help make sure that no one is out $50.
And if I don’t pay the fine?
F U B O!
World War II Memorial is closed.
Martin Luther King Memorial, located near World War II Memorial, is open.
How is that, America?
The people I feel bad for are the parkies, most of whom are very nice, decent, pro-American people. And Bambi, knowing this, has stuck them in the middle in his usual evil way.
If people storm the national parks, will Obama be able to get the press to defend him? Probably.
>>Has anybody seen a story today about the WWII memorial? Was it barricaded?<<
Yes it is, people have removed the barricades and Mr. Ranger Smith has wisely said “look at that plane coming into the airport — look like a 738 to you?”
Or so I hear.
Oh please. Let them try.
Why should we be fined for visiting a national park when we pay taxes for its upkeep already?
Obama hates that we won WWII. Obama hates Britain. Obama’s father was a British subject, and the son holds grudges.
I am also wondering about the civilian chaplains - did any of them try to conduct services for the troops and get arrested for “trespassing” in a chapel.
Yeah, I’d kinda like to take a trip over the sleeping bear dunes and wander around the closed sand dunes.
They could all get sick
Did the press take the day off?
0bama should pay you from his $tash for visiting the parks.
On the lighter brighter side, Obama's goons aren't shooting us ... yet.
I live nearby, in between four of them, Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Death Valley National Parks.
Really? And the Commonwealth could fine me $112 for going 10 mph over the speed limit on the way there.
Would be nice to hold mass there next Sunday.
Let the DC cops deal with it.
I drove by about 4:00. There was a barricade stretching across the front but a section had been removed and people were entering freely.
I think a rightworld public opinion survey outfit should station someone there and conduct a poll about what people think about the closures, and who they blame.
World War II Memorial is closed. Martin Luther King Memorial, located near World War II Memorial, is open.
On the lighter brighter side, Obama’s goons aren’t shooting us ... yet.
No need to close it. Tacky statement self- deleted.
Has Obama tried to remove the Marines from The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier yet?.
I don’t think so.
Civil disobedience is the way to stop Obama.
If ticketed, ask for a hearing in Court, and fight the ticket. One may not have understood the sign. Can they prove the sign was there when the park was entered.
The Marines -— for once -— don’t have that duty.
The Army guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Tomb Guards are part of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment “The Old Guard”. The Old Guard is the oldest active infantry unit in the military, in service to the U.S. since 1784. After a valorous performance in the Mexican War, the Old Guard received its unique name from General Winfield Scott during a victory parade in Mexico City in 1847. The Old Guard has a long history of service to the U.S., from the Revolutionary War to the Iraq War.
No documentation = No Problem with the Feds.
That makes two of us my FRiend...
“Has Obama tried to remove the Marines from The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier yet?.”
Not Marines at the tomb. Army
And good luck with that. All the forest service people I’ve run across are wussies. I can pound them into the ground before they can reach their handheld. You’re up there 20 miles from nowhere and they’re gonna do what exactly???? And you’re armed!
I had to return a rental car to National Airport (DC) today, and decided to take a tour through the city to see how the 'Shutdown' was going.
The first evidence that citizens were having none of this shutdown nonsense was on the Parkway into DC. There are 2 or 3 overlooks that tourists can stop at when leaving DC to get nice views of the Potomac with this city in the distance down river. These over looks have parking for about 2 dozen cars.
I could see the Park Police had tried to put Yellow police tape up to keep cars out and had put up 'barrycades' at the exits so people could back into the overlooks.
Needless to say the 'Barrycades' had been pushed aside and the yellow tape was flapping in the wind while numerous people were enjoying this summer like day in DC.
As I got closer to DC, there is a park that runs along the Potomac from the Pentagon north to Roosevelt island. There's bike path that runs along the park, where scores of Pentagon riders can be seen on any given day.
Entrances to the parking lots, where cyclists park, were firmly 'Barrycaded,' but this did not keep the cyclists out. For a distance of about 2 miles, scores of cars had pulled off the roadway and parked on the grass, not having access to the parking lots.
It reminded me of a drive along PCH on the weekends, where cars park along shoulders to avoid paying for parking.
Next, I vectored into the city. The Jefferson Memorial was again firmly 'Barrycaded' with no tourists in site - though I could see a lone security guard standing in the rotunda of the memorial, ready to challenge any tourist that chose to transgress the perimeter.
Next I drove down to the mall, where there were small numbers of people taking in the mall. The access roads to all the museums though were again, 'barrycaded'.
I next drove up Pennsylvania Avenue toward the White House. As I passed the Navy memorial (in an open plaza), I noticed there were no 'Barrycades' up at all, and citizens could be seen in the Plaza.
Next I ventured over to the WW2 memorial. I had thought the 'Barrycades' had been removed from this site, but that was not the case. This didn't keep the citizens away however as many could be seen all over the memorial.
I saw a line of tourists waiting to have their pictures taken at a particular spot where the WW2 memorial sign was next to a 'Barrycade' with a sign that said, 'THIS SITE IS CLOSE - DO NOT ENTER'.
In an attempt to mock the shutdown, tourists were lined up to have their pics taken violating this sign.
I found the scene so funny I stopped to watch the tourists.
Traffic was extremely light and there are two lanes for traffic to get by at this spot. I parked my car behind a motorcycle (also parked in the traffic lane) that was displaying an American flag.
As I was watching these blatant displays of civil disobedience, a Prius drove up behind me and started honking his horn. There was a clear lane on the left he could have use, but instead motioned for me to move.
I stood my ground thinking, this must be some disgruntled Liberal trying restore order.
Finally he drove off flailing his arms in the air.
My mistake guys. Apparently he hasn’t tried to remove 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment from their sacred assignment.
Thank you for the correction.
Carry no ID.
Say “My name Jose Jiminez”. “I no spikida Eenglishh”.
I would pay it with Monopoly money .....even if I had to go out & buy a new game.
Are you serious?
A closed govt has people “working” who can ticket people. Hmmm.
But the parks are supposedly closed because there are no govt employees working, hmmm.
$50 might be cheaper than the actual fare??
Civil disobedience is the way to show them that martial law will not work when they try to enforce it.
I see this as a trail run by them to see if the populace which ignorantly elected him is compliant enough for martial law to work. Or if they need to give it more time and indoctrination.
Seems it’s time to shut off the gas for the John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame.
That would mean that I don't recognize the authority of the thugs who are out impersonating federal government employees.
Key: on what authority was the park “closed”? Park peons can’t just go putting up barricades and issuing access violation citations. Establish where the buck stops.
Their tactic is to abuse “color of law”, then hold you to every letter of law - on presumption that you won’t play legal chicken.