walk_in_the_park1Despite the City’s much-hyped efforts to crackdown on parking placard abuse, getting away with illegal parking is still no problem thanks to the NYPD’s biased and broken enforcement policy. Traffic enforcement officers routinely ignore unlawfully parked cars if they have an official-looking parking permit, even a fake one for a nonexistent city agency. Transportation Alternatives put the agency’s enforcement to the test, “parking a car illegally in Manhattan last week with a fake permit bearing the name of a bogus agency, ‘Citizen Protection Administration.’” Though traffic agents ticketed surrounding cars, they were suckered by the fake permit and ignored the illegal parking job. |NYP|