That’s a shame that cities are reduced to that to raise revenue; I just avoid them altogether. Good for you for getting out of it. I think as more and more public area is under some type of camera surveillance (not even necessarily from law enforcement), some of those “fake tickets” will taper off. Imagine you subpeona surveillance footage from a Quick Check that shows you were only there 10 minutes...
“Thats a shame that cities are reduced to that to raise revenue...”
A month ago, my Mom got a $25 ticket while at Mass for parking more than 12 inches from the curb. I call BS on that, but barring proof (a photo for example), not much can be done. I guess there’s an unannounced tax for attending Church now, but that’s story for another thread. I did get my Mom a new cheapo cell phone with a camera, to record these types of things if they happen again.
This is the revenue raising tact that municipalities are taking, especially when property tax raising measures fail. Hey, gotta to pay for the townies to retire at 45 and take off to Florida, right.
As far as surveillance goes, do you really think that municipalities are going to even bother responding to subpoenas? I doubt it, unless you have a Johnny Cochran-type (yes, he’s dead) yapping.
The shame is in the character of the people given authority to take such actions. I am exasperated by the system so often being blamed when this kind of shame boils down to the people using the system for some kind of personal gratification. This is especially valid in government, bottom to top and front to back.