As you may have heard, the NYPD is in a bit of hot water over a ticket fixing scandal, whereby scores of officers have been magically making traffic citations go away as a courtesy to VIPs, the well connected, and even fellow cops.

Only a few days old, the investigation is still ongoing, but that didn’t stop Mayor Bloomberg from addressing the situation on his weekly radio show and announcing that despite the overwhelming evidence of impropriety, the problem has been resolved.

But with police union officials refusing to even acknowledge the practice as criminal how is that even possible? Also patronage is what makes the whole system work. Why else do you think people carry around signed PBA cards and mini-badges?