Parking Enforcement: Still Violating Laws

Excuse us while we go off topic to cover one of our pet peeves: parking enforcement abuse of power. See the above video and learn that this lady (#01795):
1. did not pay the meter;
2. parked more than 18 inches from the curb, with her vehicle’s back end sticking out into the traffic lane;
3. was running personal errands in an official LADOT vehicle on the taxpayer’s dime.
And it’s not the first time. We’ve posted on it before, and LAist.com ran a similar story last week. Apparently parking enforcement agents are above the law, which is mind-boggling. The mayor — yeah, what can you do? Fire department — sure, park in a red zone and get your lunch. But these low-level hourly employees, who are tasked with enforcing parking laws, are abusing their official LADOT cars, using them as carte blanche to basically do whatever the hell they want, and in doing so, are the city’s biggest hypocrites.
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6 Responses to “Parking Enforcement: Still Violating Laws”


  1. 1 HLW May 9, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    This reminds me of an incident 2 years ago in NYC.

    As I entered a local Staples store the traffic agent pulled into a handicap space.

    When i questioned him he got nasty.

    So I whipped out the Iphone, shot pictures of him both illegally parked and shopping in Staples.

    File the complaint with Internal Affairs (skipped the CCRB) and eventually they did get back to me and he did receive a command discipline.

    File it; nothing ventured, nothing gained.

  2. 2 JimmyJustice4753 May 10, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    great video !!! keep up the good work. I have been dealing with the same problem in New York City.Have a look at my youtube page. I take video of traffic enforcement officers violating the law while they run personal errands.

    • 3 babydiscarted May 13, 2010 at 9:58 am

      Right backatcha, Jimmy.

  3. 4 Leslie August 26, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Front of our bldg on the sidewalk, there is a BIKE ATTACHED TO
    the POST OF DO NOT STOP SIGN SINCE OVER TWO MONTHS!!!
    IT IS NOT ILLEGAL?!

  4. 5 Leslie August 26, 2010 at 11:14 am

    At front of our bldg, there is a BIKE ATTACHED TO the POST of
    DO NOT STOP SIGN SINCE OVER TWO MONTHS!!!!
    IT IS NOT ILLEGAL?!?!

    • 6 babydiscarted August 26, 2010 at 8:18 pm

      You should probably call 311.


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