Did the parking ticket judges admission surprise you?
Fox 5 News interviewed one former and several present parking ticket judges about the behind the scene politics of the PVB. You’ve probably heard the saying, “Justice is Blind.” Well, unfortunately in the PVB, justice is blind, deaf and dumb.
This incredible investigative report reveals some of the draconian practices of the PVB. For example, judges are not employees of the PVB, nor are they civil servants with any benefits or protection. They are simply per diem worker bees, who are at the mercy of the powers-to-be for their continued “employment.”
Judges are expected to hear 10 cases per hour; or 70 hearings by mail per day. And, Their Honors are required to report the number of “GUILTIES, and not guilties.” As one judge put it, these practices have a chilling effect on a judge’s ability to do justice.
Abuse of Power
The chief judge of the PVB recently sent around a memo to all the judges making it very clear they do not have to follow the decisions of the NY Supreme Court in favor of the driving public (It’s true, but…). Wait until you hear the action taken by the chief judge to attempt to keep certain NYC parking ticket issues from being heard by the Supreme Court.
A Supreme Court judge recently ruled in favor of a member of the driving public in Meyers v. NYC Department of Finance holding, ready for this, the PVB practice of requiring you to pay your parking fine before hearing your appeal is UNENFORCEABLE! Here’s a download of Meyers v. NYC Department of Finance.
I wish to tip our collective hat and give the judges who do the right thing a standing ovation. Thank you! And, special thanks to the judges who spoke out against these grotesque practices. Bravo!
The solution is so simple. If a member of the driving public didn’t do the parking crime, try this….DISMISS THE PARKING TICKET.
Show me the money
Who runs the PVB? The NYC_DOF. Need I say more.
Without further adieu, here’s Johnny….
Update: I’m sorry to report that this video is no longer available.
Please share your reactions to this report. Will these practices ever change? What action can we take to fight this state of affairs in the PVB?
[Larry’s note: A special “shout-out” and a hip, hip hooray goes out to our great friend, Josh Alpert for giving me a Sunday morning heads up about the Fox 5 report. Thanks, Josh.
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