Skip to comments.Granny's $100 ticket - for throwing out newspaper
Posted on 12/08/2010 6:30:22 AM PST by massmike
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 Sunday morning, only to be ambushed by an overzealous Department of Sanitation agent wielding a citation 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.
"I thought she was going to ask for directions. She said, 'You just dropped garbage in there,' " according to Gluckin.
"I said, 'I didn't, it was just a newspaper,' and I offered to take it out," said Gluckin, who had tossed her Sunday Post out.
Sanit cop Kathy Castro wrote Gluckin the summons for putting "improper refuse" in a city litter basket.
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That will teach her not to read a newspaper. Stop killing trees and let them die off already.
Sounds like something from the UK these days.
Freedom is gone.
The sanitation person should be fired. Damn right...fired.
She should refuse to pay the fine and demand a jail sentence. Then make sure every TV station in town knows about it.
This is what Rinorat Bloomberg has done to the city.
Usually it is the landlord that is hit with these fines practically daily because their tenants refuse to abide by the glorious NYC laws. Yes, landlords have to sift through their tenant's garbage to make sure there are no recyclables mixed in with regular garbage. Stupid tenants.
Recycling is a catechism of the new secular religion of the Earth. I don’t do it in my personal life, but understand it in a business setting.
Here in MPLS people Freaked the F out when they learned that the local garbage hauler recycled stuff based on market conditions. When they made money, they recycled. If they were going to lose money, they sent it to the landfill. They went F’ing bonkers.
It’s a new religion. If you want to recycle feel free. Me, not so much.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.
Those "GREEN POLICE" ads now look like reality tv.
Imagine if it had been a plastic bottle ! ! ! OMG!
“I'd say I'm throwing garbage in the GARBAGE can!” in Adam Sandler’s voice.
No more Green Police, no more UN.
Can't the government focus on actual problems?
Is there no crime in NYC?
Turn the phony sanitation cops into real cops or meter readers instead of fining little old ladies.
She should countersue for entrapment ... a convenient receptacle enticing a good citizen to dispose of trash with an agent lurking ready to pounce.
I hope she can get a jury trial.
But strange that Audi is mocking the very reason they built a green car.
Hindsight is 20-20... but in hindsight, she should have claimed to be an illegal alien. I doubt the Dept of Sanitation would have had arrest powers to get to the bottom of the identity mater.
Most newspapers are Leftist propaganda anyway.
She should cancel her subscription.
I imagine such an act would carry the Death Penalty in California.
She should’ve claimed to have no ID and said that she was Juan Garcia (which I assume is equivalent to “John Smith”).
They probably would've put her up in a nice hotel for a couple weeks.
That’s funny, I don’t seem to have this issue out here in rural farm country. Go fig!
New York - what can you expect?
She should have just dropped it on the ground. That would have made it litter and she could have picked it up again and disposed of it legally! Sheesh
Frankly, I think it's amazing that any car company even wants to be in the US market at all.
But then Granny would have gotten a ticket for littering. She was placed in a no win situation by an idiot with a badge and a citation book.
My goodness. Is this satire? or are New Yawkers mental?
If it was the Times instead of the Post, She should also have been fined for toxic waste.
This sort of petty crap has become the signature of the Bloomberg regime. And yet, they keep electing him. Liberalism is a mental disorder.
What if it was laying on the ground and she picked it up to throw away? Fnnn libs and cops. Anything to collect revenue.
She DID dispose of household trash in a city litter basket. She left the house after reading the newspaper and instead of putting it with her trash or the apartment building's recycle bin, she took it outside and dumped it in a city receptacle. I don't know what kind of education the city is doing about the problem but if every apartment building's worth of residents does this the trash collection must be pretty pricey. It is proper for the city to take SOME action here but perhaps a first-offense $100 ticket is a little over the top. Still, pour l'encouragement des autres.
OTOH, if Bloomie and the left really wants a socialist paradise in NYC, they could sentence this granny and thousands like her to sweep the streets wearing a babushka in a parody of any Russian city.
One would think that with times being as thin as they are that people wouldn’t put up with this ****
Without a doubt!
A jury of New Yorkers would find her guilty. They almost all think like that there.
see #27 ... what say you?
Stupid voters who permit such stupid laws to be created and create the position of “garbage police”.
To hell with laws like that.
Animals can be driven crazy by placing too many in too small a pen.
Homo sapiens is the only animal that voluntarily does this to himself.
LA city just passed a similar ordinance.
They’re sending garbage police, oops sorry, they’re called “Garbage Ambassadors”, out to monitor what residents are throwing in their bins.
They’ll get “corrective action” letters leading up to fines for non-compliance.
Stupid, stupid, stupid.
I just found a bunch of defective chinese products dumped in the woods.
It had all been spray painted red to indicate it was defective.
It obviously came from a retailer.
What I dont understand is why the clown hauled it out and dumped it on another mans property.
I hate callous bastards, but what this woman did is hardly a crime in any way.
Actually the reason they would find her guilty is because in their eyes a ticket for someone else is filling a quota that would otherwise catch them. The only thing that would turn it around is if the sanitation cops speak with a heavy german accent and wear arm bands.
I always hated LA
I’m sure that the “police” of garbage originates in some federal funding for something. Just union jobs and power of the state. Three years after the garbage police become commonplace, the federal funding gets cut in half and the ticket books get really busy meeting quotas.
These laws add more work for landlords as well as penalties. And people wonder why rents are so high. Landlords are not wealthy, they have so many stupid fines to pay, spend time in courts to fight them etc. Problem is, there are more tenants than landlords. Tenants vote stupid laws in not thinking of the consequences.
Unfortunately, not satire. My mom used to live in the Bronx (she's now on the Island w/ us) and no lie.....she had 4 separate bags for garbage!!!
And yes, they actually PAY "INSPECTORS" to walk the city streets, w/ fine book in hand and INSPECT EVERYONE'S GARBAGE CANS!!!!
The niece upstairs was fined for throwing a plastic hanger in the "plastic garbage". Apparently, a plastic hanger is "regular garbage", not "plastic garbage".
Absolute insanity! Thank goodness it hasn't come to Long Island.....yet.
I say this one of the dumbest things I have ever heard.
I don’t know what’s dumber, having garbage cans you can’t use, or being fined for using one.
Do you really want these morons to have the power to arrest you and tow your car?
I think that state payed police sifting through your garbage is an incredible waste of taxpayer money AND an INVASION OF PRIVACY.
I work with a guy that goes crazy if you throw a sheet of paper in the wastebasket.
It needs to go in the recycle bin.
He is saving the world.
Yes. he voted for Obama.
I wish they would accept this one: Final cost is a function of total energy use. If a garbage bill doubles after recycling is instituted, if an organically farmed fruit has a higher price, if a battery powered car costs 4 times as much as a comparable car, more energy and resources are being consumed and more damage is being done to Earth than before.
If it's your bin, it's your ticket. They also use the garbage men to rat. That's how the niece was fined.
An “inspector” was gracious enough to “let my mom get away with it just this one time”, regarding the chinese containers I stated above.
He "allowed" her to remove them and not get a ticket.
There was a time when only landowners could vote and for good reason.
Now they’re subject to penalty because of their tenants votes.
I would have so much fun with that one......
have you all noticed that these idiots that scream about recycling tend to drink bottled water?
They are insane about it.
They chug down their pure pure water and carefully place the plastic bottle in the recycle bin because “they care”