[quote][b]Chief Weems[/b] - I had a hamburger.[/quote]
And then caught the hamburglar.posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 11:54
"no stranger to the criminal justice system."
Maybe that system isn't working like it should.posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 09:35
@grove600: I think it would have to be via certified mail wouldn't it?
I would think so, but probably first class mail would suffice. I suspect that's how the photo tickets are delivered. What would happen if say someone took your ticket, or it blew off and the driver didn't know about it. What if payment is sent, but never received (post office failure) or never properly processed (court house failure). Just boot the guy? Leaving a ticket isn't giving proper notice. There needs to be that one extra step to ensure notice is given.posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 09:16
........and scooters get to park on the sidewalk. For free.posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 09:08
[quote][b]Tripollo[/b] - My point is simply that nothing is "free" and if you think that your free parking space exists[/quote]
Seems taxes paid for the parking spece to begin with, and taxes pay to maintain it. Seems the parking fee is used to pay the salaries of the parking meter police.posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 08:50
[quote][b]Ben Had[/b] -
"The youngsters are doing all this,"
Most people say they would give their life to defend their country. We need to see that same commitment to defending their community.
Unfortunately the community has been de-balled from years, decades really, of government reliance. "The government needs to do something!!" is the most you'll hear. And nothing will get done. People haven't been groomed to fend for themselves.posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 08:30
@grove600: Hate to break it to you, but nothing in this life is free. The customer is paying for those "free" spaces through other indirect costs charged by the business either in their hourly rate for services or in the mark-up in retail prices.
Yeah. I understand the theory, but the meal prices aren't cheaper downtown because I pay separately for the parking.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 16:27
An assault weapons ban would have prevented all of this and brought jobs and prosperity to New Orleans.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 16:23
Tareze and Marquavious need to thank their mommas for giving them hireable names.
While in front of the judge, petition the court for a name change to Terry and Mark. Then get a job after you do your time.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 16:17
See. Sometimes having a gun protects you form someone with a gun who wishes you harm.
3 am? I'd be packing too.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 16:12
[quote][b]Minion[/b] - Yeah it does.. it's called "Public Servant"[/quote]
Well, ya gets what ya pays for. It's called taxes.
We, the public, should not and can not rely on the taxpayer funded government for their needs, be those basic needs or emergency needs. And especially if the public is not willing to, or can not pay the costs of having the government 100% ready to respond to 100% of the emergencies 24/7/365 with professional competent well trained personel and over staffed response teams with state of the art equipment just seconds away.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 15:47
@Minion: Lots of places not in downtown have this thing called free parking just a few feet from the door of the establishment.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 15:26
Let me pose a question: Does the county send out a "statement" or notice of these built up parking fines to the vehicle owner of record? I would hope so, which would solve the "due process" issue I think.
I know they do that for the red-light violations caught on camera. Not that I've had one you see.....but I know a guy who knows a guy who's friend got one (back in the day)..
The last parking ticket I got downtown was 3 minutes after the metered time expired and about 2 minutes before I got back to my car. $10 fine I think. I just imagine the meter maid standing there waiting for my time to expire so they could make their quota that day. $2 chunked into the meter and a $10 parking ticket adds to the cost of doing business downtown.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 15:23
[quote][b]Kfuller[/b] - however; it doesn't give any of them the right to be DISRESPECTFUL in any sort to people who are calling to get help to someone in a life or death situation.[/quote]
Nor does it give the caller the right to demand stuff, right now damnit, from the dispatcher.
Dispatchers need to be able to give clear instructions to the responders (be that police, fire or ambulance) and they can only get them from someone who is able to give that information clearly and coherently. Most people in the middle of an emergency have their heart racing and their adrenaline pumping and spurt out information much faster than any operator can manage. Plus we often don't know the answers to the questions, some pretty basic like "where are you?". And we're a microwave society, expecting everything, right now, fast and cheap.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 15:09
Rule #1: Don't rely on the government for help.
Rule #2: Refer to rule #1.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 13:35
Cool. I get to deduct my Nike Swoosh Walking shoes now.
Hey, the doc wrote a script for it.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 08:49
Naaaa. They'll blame it on the type-setters down in the press room.
Oh. Wait. They eliminated the presses a few years back I believe. It's all digital now.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 08:46
It is a sad sign of society these days. How far we've fallen as human beings.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 08:18
I say that the system should teach this wayward man a lesson he'll not soon forget. Give him intensive probation.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 08:07
[quote] "because police officers failed to show up in court dispute being subpoenaed to testify." [/quote]
Despite being professional reporters who have a degree in something, they rely heavily on spell checker. It's spelled right, but it's the wrong word.
The AP should make every story carry the writers name and cell number so we can chide them when they get the simple stuff wrong.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 08:01
While I mostly agree with what you are saying, most people take the time to properly restrain their children while driving. You don't just throw them in and start cruising. Plus I don't think I have ever heard of a 3 year old grabbing car keys, cranking up a car, driving it down the street, and wrecking. I do hear a lot of stories about children getting their hands on guns and shooting themselves or someone else!
People should be responsible with both their cars and guns...but it will never happen!
Absolutely. Should be, but there will always be someone that doesn't put safety first, either out of ignorance or out of haste.
And while we have laws about child restraints in vehicles, we don't go out and take the car keys away from all drivers because some yahoo in Podunk took their kids to wally world in the trunk of the car (yes, mom thought it would be "fun".)
How many more? Is there an answer to that? There will always be more. Sadly no matter what is done. You can not legislate stupidity away.posted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 15:11
Yes, but the uncle didn't know Jack.
And I blame that on Obama. Yes, I said it.
Had him and his demo buddies not gone after guns (they are, just admit it) there would not have been such a run on them. Too many preople have bought them and not gotten what laymen would consider the basic gun safety training, or if they can even find them, purchased the minimum gun safety gear (trigger locks, etc.) Hell, I'm surprised the guy had any ammo. The shelves over at Academy, Franklins and Clydes looked as empty as the bread aisle 4 hours before the ice storm of the century hit. Empty. And there is sone guy to fault. Yup. That guy.
The panic to buy while you can has many irresponsible people buying, many untrained people owning, many without the gear to secure them properly from children.
But you still can't legislate stupidity away. No matter how hard you try.posted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 15:05
Yes. A hand up, not a hand out.posted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 13:39
How many more?
..... rights trampled on?
Dan, no matter how hard you try, no matter how deeply you wish it to be so, government can not protect people from their actions. Hell, they can't even protect people from the actions of others.
Government can't legislate stupidity away. And if you still have a yen for an elected position, you would do well to take that tidbit with you.posted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 12:13
@ghostwriter: Is there a scoop of 'nilla ice cream on that hot apple pie?posted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 11:28
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