” Those 1.8 million tickets break down to about 7.3 tickets issued per minute and 436 parking tickets per hour, accounting for federal holidays and Sundays, when parking is free. It’s also about a 6 percent drop in parking tickets from the previous year.
AAA obtained the parking ticket data through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Here’s how the revenue compared from fiscal year 2011 and 2012:
|Total Number of Parking Tickets Issued
||Total Amount Of Parking Ticket Revenue Collected
|FY 2012: 1,884,367
||FY 2012: $92,554,646
|FY 2011: 2,012,131
||FY 2011: $92, 579, 971
“This is pure unadulterated exploitation of motorists. D.C. couldn’t get the commuter tax it wanted. So it makes it exceedingly hard to find parking, then you fine them for overstayed at the meter,” says Townsend.”
While we ordinarily find this type of government sanctioned theft abhorrent , we must admit that there is a sort of delicious irony in the fact that the bulk of those ticketed are fellow bureaucrats that vote to keep these statists in power . LOL … Don’t like it ? stop leeching off the taxpayers and get a real job outside of the beltway .
” D.C. police now say 13 people were injured in a drive-by shooting in northwest Washington.
Police also say that one of the victims was in critical condition Monday afternoon. The other dozen victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Police have made no arrests, and detectives are working to establish a motive. Police initially reported that 11 people had been shot.”
Question: Who hangs out on the street at 2am ? Outside of an apartment building ? In the winter ?
” Authorities say people in two cars opened fire on a crowd in the 1200 block of North Capitol Street around 2:10am.
Most of the victims – seven men and six women – were shot in their extremities and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, though one victim is said to be in critical condition, Collins reported. One victim was a teenager; the rest are adults. Previous reports stated 11 or 12 victims.
Authorities have not ruled out the possibility that some people in the crowd fired back at the drivers, McGrath reported.
Lanier said that a few people were stopped near the scene and are being questioned by officers. They are still looking for two vehicles. One appears to be a silver sedan. The other was reported to be: a dark, older BMW, but after review of the video, police said it appears the vehicle may not be a BMW.”
Apparently there was a club nearby … but two cars for a drive-by ? Gang related , do you suppose ? How could this be in a city with strict gun control ?
Protects our rights and gets jailed
” Intrepid reporter Emily Miller of the Washington Times wrote an interesting article on Tuesday concerning the two systems of justice that exist in our Nation’s Capital. That is, the justice system that applies to political elites and the justice system that applies to ordinary citizens.
To highlight the inequity in the DC legal system, Miller pointed to two different cases, one involving an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran Adam Meckler and another involving NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ host David Gregory.
Both men violated a subsection of this onerous gun law, DC Criminal Code 7-2506.01:
Unlawful Possession of Ammunition (UA): It is illegal to possess ammunition in the District of Columbia unless the person is: (1) a licensed dealer, (2) a federal or city law enforcement officer acting within scope of duties, or (3) holder of a valid registration certificate of same gauge and caliber as ammunition in possession. It is also illegal to possess, sell or transfer any ‘large-capacity ammunition feeding device.’
A person guilty of this charge can be sentenced to a maximum fine of $1000 and/or up to a year imprisonment.
In 2011, Army Specialist Adam Meckler, who spent 15 months in Iraq and 15-month in Afghanistan during his 9 year military career, was thrown in jail for being in possession of ‘unregistered ammunition.’ “
Collaborates with the State to steal our rights and remains free
” Yeah, but his kids are more important than ours.
Via Weekly Standard:
David Gregory mocked the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre for proposing that armed guards be at every school in America. But the NBC host seems to have no problem with armed guards protecting his kids everyday where they attend school in Washington, D.C.
“You proposed armed guards in school. We’ll talk about that in some detail in a moment. You confronted the news media. You blamed Hollywood and the gaming industry. But never once did you concede that guns could actually be part of the problem. Is that a meaningful contribution, Mr. LaPierre, or a dodge?,” asked Gregory.”
“Atlas Shrugged Part II, the second of three films based on Ayn Rand’s controversial 1957 novel, hits movie screens across the country on Friday, October 12, 2012. (For more information on the film, go here.)”
Some Common Sense From DC ?
“A bill that would decriminalize gun and ammunition possession charges for some legal firearms owners from outside the city caught traveling through the District with their weapons goes before a D.C. Council committee Monday, a potential change to the law that comes too late for one Capitol Heights man.
The bill would allow the attorney general’s office to offer an “administrative disposition” rather than criminally prosecute cases in which residents outside the District are found in the city with unregistered guns or ammunition.”