I think this place is in such a bad spot, money wise, that the primary function of the police is revenue generation.
Originally Posted by casino is no lie
Maybe it's different in NYC, but here we have dedicated meter maids. The police don't write tickets. They patrol the streets.
"If you reject laissez faire on account of man's fallibility and moral weakness, one must for the same reason reject every kind of government action." Ludwig von Mises