Ann Coulter pens another must-read:
Quite shrewdly, New York City cops have responded to de Blasio’s attack on them by overlooking violations of these revenue-generating laws. Guess who’s hysterical about the tax-collection slowdown? Liberals would sooner have the police ignore murder laws than forget to hand out parking tickets.
On Monday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reported in horror that there has been a major reduction in fine-collection by the police. NEW YORKERS ARE GETTING AWAY WITH IDLING THEIR CARS! WHAT KIND OF A CITY HAVE WE BECOME? She accused the police of “holding a city hostage,” warning, “If they feel like they don’t have public support now, is this supposed to earn it back?”
Why, yes, I think it is. The only time normal people get annoyed at cops is precisely for these revenue-collection laws — parking tickets, moving violations, driving without a seatbelt, selling untaxed cigarettes, jaywalking and so on. So it was quite brilliant of the cops to zero in on the laws that exist just because Democrats want the money.