Parking Ticket follow up

While I’m writing follow up posts, here’s a follow up on the parking ticket that I got.  First of all, thank you Dreamer for the link that showed me where I could fight the ticket online.  Turns out that it was good that I fought the ticket online, as I got a notice in the mail saying that my fine has been reduced to $40, instead of the original $60.  Additionally, the letter stated that I have the option of ignoring the notice, and get a full hearing.  The catch is that if they find me guilty,  I get charged the full $60.  However, if I’m found to be not guilty, then I don’t have to pay a thing.  Kind of a double or nothing.

So now the question is, what do I do?  Do I take the gamble and hope I don’t have to pay anything?  Or should I be relieved that I got a reduction in the first place and just pay the $40?  In any case, this shows that one has nothing to lose by appealing your parking ticket online.

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Mugging followup and protest open forum

This is an email that is going around:

THREE ATTACKS within 24 HOURS!!!!!!!!

1. First night of Pesach — Dorset Place — Orthodox man attacked in front of son with a large stick on his own block.

2. First Day of Pesach — broad daylight — Labyrinth Road. Orthodox man attacked in front of his pregnant wife. Rendered unconscious at the scene and lost teeth from the severe beating to his head. Had to be rushed to the hospital via ambulance.

3. First Day of Pesach — not long after the Labyrinth Road attack – Labyrinth and Gist Avenue — Another Orthodox man was attacked in front of his wife and 8 and 6 year old daughters. His injuries resulted in 4 hours of surgery to have THREE plates put in his face to fix fractures to his eye and sinus area. His wife and young daughters are traumatized.

This is not to be taken lightly or to be treated as merely Juveniles. These individuals were targeted because they were Orthodox Jews. These attacks are so brazen — occurring during daylight hours in front of witnesses. Even when the third victim ran – he was chased and beaten more. The vicious attackers used a ruse — In the third case, the attackers approached the victim and said, “Do you have the time, Sir.” They then attacked before waiting for a response. The damage done indicates the use of a rock or hard weapon of some sort.

SHOMRIM has responded en masse to these crimes and was able to locate one of the attackers at a home near Clarinth Road. The police had one juvenile attacker in custody but he has BEEN RELEASED to commit more crimes.

Sheila Dixon will be at the meeting Tuesday night to talk about improving our neighborhood – including paving Cross Country Boulevard. We are here tonight to show that BEFORE PAVING OUR STREETS, CLEAN THEM UP FIRST!

WE NEED COMMUNITY SUPPORT TO SHOW THE MAYOR THAT WE ARE CONCERNED AND WANT RESULTS!!!! PROSECUTE THE INDIVIDUALS RESPONSIBLE!!!!

EVERYONE IS URGED TO COME TO THE MEETING ON TUESDAY NIGHT TO SHOW SUPPORT


— THE MORE PEOPLE, THE MORE IMPACT WE HAVE —

SHEILA DIXON, MAYOR WILL BE AT THE GLEN NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY MEETING ON


TUESDAY NIGHT, APRIL 17TH AT 7 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. AT THE PARK HEIGHTS JCC,

Update at 6:03pm on 4/16/07:

The following email was also sent out via Shomrei’s e-mail list: Read the rest of this entry »