A crime wave has hit the Big Apple and black-hearted criminals stalk the streets, no sooner did the city clean up times square of the vagrants, the porno shops, and the prostitutes a new menace has reared it’s ugly head. Take heed gentle reader and travel not to New York if you hope to avoid such malcontents as Sal Boyd, this vile bastard was fined $400.00 dollars for having too many words on his store awning – good job Mayor Bloomberg! Or how about the gripping case of Jesse Taveras? While taking a break from braiding hair at the salon where he works he flaunted his criminal contempt by sitting on a milk crate outside – that will be $161.00 in fines for you my slacker friend, another coup for the good guys. And is there anything more vile than an elderly man of 86 sitting in a park feeding the birds? He might as well be exposing himself to little children! A $50.00 fine for you senior citizen X – go feed the coffers of city hall for a while.
While I say this all tongue firmly in cheek I was reminded of our little click it or ticket campaign designed to separate us from our cash and I wonder, how long before my cash starved state blows the dust off of some old book of laws and fines me for wearing tap shoes outside of a Baptist tent revival? It could happen.