Two Women Ticketed For Eating Doughnuts In A Brooklyn Playground
It's looking more and more like the US public is being slowly acclimated into blithely accepting a "show me your papers" police state as something perfectly normal. Two young women in Bed-Stuy were given summonses for eating doughnuts in a playground while unaccompanied by a minor. Tickets for being an adult in or around a playground have been popping up fairly frequently lately, allegedly to discourage paedophiles. Instead of exercising common sense by giving a warning to offending citizens who do not appear to be posing a danger, and simply directing them to leave, the NYPD's M.O. appears to be to hand out a ticket. And if you don't happen to be carrying any ID papers on your person at the time, you might even be arrested. Here's how an anthropology graduate student described her experience that happened (now) a few months ago:
They made a big mistake: not giving the cops their donuts.
What if the person you're with is acting like a child--does that invalidate the first rule?
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Nothing to see here citizens, move along, don't ask questions citizen....
I am starting to be of the opinion that we have WAY too many cops in this, our United States. Wonder how many we would have to fire to start balacing the books....
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Sensationalism at it's best.
The women were not ticket for doughnut eating, they were ticketed for not obeying park rules. When asked to see a sign that said they shouldn't be in the park, they were shown the sign by the cops. According to the women, the sign looked like this sign.
It looks like the rule has been in place since 2007. Maybe, after several years of giving out warnings, tickets are now being given for first infractions.
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Ah, another 'zero tolerance' policy. First, they're eating donuts, next, they are shooting heroin. If you let one donut slide, soon you have a total breakdown of society.
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Is it so bad in NYC that adults can't enjoy a public park without having a kid in tow? I can't say it's never happened here, but the incidence is nearly non existent.
We live where there is a public park with a swimming pool just caddy corner to our block. People do eat and barbeque out there all the time. To live in a large city like NYC, sounds like you give up too much just to move there, Then you have to deal with this? REALLY? I guess I'll be happy to be a hick from the sticks...
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