2008-08-08 / Letters

Nobody Is Above The Law

Dear Editor,

As you know, in the summertime parking is hard to come by. At the entrance to Beach 106 and Beach 107 Street apartment building on Shore Front Parkway are two red signs clearly marked, No Standing. Well when this gentleman started to park his town and country sedan there, I pointed out the sign to him and he nodded that he knew. What I didn't know till later on in the day was that he put a Bronx Court Officer card on his dashboard. He proceeded to the beach with his son (the card was dated 2003).

I noticed around 4 p.m. that there was a 100 Precinct squad car across the street giving out tickets. When I approached the female officer I asked why this car hadn't been given a ticket. I was told the she was working this side of the street. I said to her, "What is your partner doing, providing back up?!" At this time, here comes the guy who parked illegally carrying two beach chairs dressed

in just a bathing

suit. I called out to the cops, "Here he is now and you're still not doing anything."

The same vehicle returned the following Saturday and parked in the same exact spot. I called the 100 Precinct and was told no cop is going to ticket a car with a placard in the window. The cop on the desk gave me a number which I called and filed a complaint.

And the cops want to know why they don't get any respect and the nerve of this court officer from the Bronx, no less, to pull some crap like this. A warning — next time I get all vehicles and persons names and I'll make sure you get suspended from your job and to these cops giving the tickets.

JAMES GORMLEY

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