Don’t get saucy with Lovely Rita

You can get hard time in the Big House if you do:

Shoving a meter maid and interrupting the issuance of a parking ticket is now a felony in the state of New York. Legislation passed unanimously in the state assembly and senate took effect last Tuesday elevating any physical contact for which a meter maid can claim an injury to a Class D felony carrying a prison sentence of up to seven years.

This act extends to the Traffic Enforcement Agents (that’s their official name) the same legal protections given to firefighters, police officers and paramedics on duty; the NYPD reports that there were 60 assaults on TEA personnel last year.

(Via The Truth About Cars.)





1 comment

  1. Shooting The Messenger »

    2 August 2008 · 10:17 am

    New York: Meter Maid Slapping Now a Felony

    Brush by a cop in NYC, and, after he draws down on you, you’ll be charged with assaulting a police officer. Special laws for special people has never worked out all that well. Thanks to Dustbury for the link.

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