Did you know that if you are driving and stop to retrieve something from a neighbor’s recyclable trash, the city can confiscate your car? Or that city law says that you can be fined up to $15,000 and sentenced to a year in jail for trimming that city tree in front of your house?
And because it is illegal to bring furniture into a city park, you can be fined for soaking up the sun in your own folding chair.
As asinine and annoying as these “money laws” may seem, they pale in comparison to the list of “no bail” offenses recently signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Here are just five of more than 20 serious “no bail” offenses that our progressive protectors in Albany believe better serve the public safety:
• Assault in the Third Degree;
• Aggrieved Vehicular Homicide;
• Grand Larceny in the First Degree;
• Resisting Arrest; and
• Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child.
Unfortunately, the list goes on.
Do you trust the progressive politicians who passed this law to give you an honest accounting of its ramifications? They will never admit they were wrong.
We are on our own and it’s time to fight back.
Thomas M. Casey
Queens Conservative Party