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Elderly Manhattan woman slapped with $100 Fine for THROWING OUT NEWSPAPER!!!!

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posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:10 PM
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]This taken from the NYP.



What a bunch of garbage!

An elderly Manhattan woman living on Social Security was slapped with a $100 ticket -- for throwing away a newspaper in a city trash can.

Delia Gluckin, 80, tossed the paper, which was in a white plastic shopping bag, in a bin right outside her Inwood apartment building Saturday morning and was immediately ambushed by a Department of Sanitation agent wielding a handheld computerized ticket book.

"I was walking to take the subway downtown and dropped it in a trash can, and this lady in a blue uniform ran up to me," Gluckin told The Post.




Read more: www.nypost.com...


edit on 9-12-2010 by Skyfloating because: EX-Quote-Tags added, excess-quote removed.




posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:13 PM
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WOW..Another reason I have NO desire to live in NYC.

She can't throw away a paper? This is just ridiculous. It AMAZES me what people in the world get away with and yet you see things like this. Good thing the elderly woman is gonna fight it. She sounds feisty and I like it! Good for her for sticking up for herself and telling that ticket person what's up.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:16 PM
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I'm off to the suicide booth. This world has gone way off the plot for me.

just .. man sometimes my brain wants to explode because there are no words to express what sort of lunacy we have let ourselves live in.





posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:19 PM
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And yet everyone will sit by and just let it slide.

So what the heck are trash-cans for?

Oh they aren't trash cans?

They are just street ornaments now?

Earth = Backwards land.
Opposite world.

That is where I am from.

But no one cares unless it happens to them.

I guess I can add one more adjective to my Earth descriptions.

Earth , the home of cowardice!



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:20 PM
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actually, she can and if you read the article carefully, the cop said she threw out household trash in a bag that also included her newspaper. the can she used was marked with a sign that said "no household trash" or something along those lines.

some background about NYC. We have rats. Big ones. They love garbage that might contain some food. So do the homeless. When someone throws their household garbage, which often contains food within the bag, it sits in the can until the can is emptied. That means some homeless person might come along, tear open the bag, spilling the contents onto the sidewalk in an effort to get at some food. If a homeless person doesn't do this, the bag sits, waiting on the rats.

It's a health hazzard to leave food in the garbage cans.

Buildings have designated garbage pick up days and the bags are meant to be left on the street on those nights/mornings. The woman probably lives in a building where each resident is required to bring their own trash down on the designated trash days. There are plenty of areas in the city where this is the norm and this woman didn't want the trash in her apartment so she broke the law and dropped it in the can instead.

Claiming it was all over a newspaper is nonsense.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:20 PM
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This lady is lucky she didn't get herself tasered back-talking a public servant like that!

/sarcasm.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:24 PM
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Words fail me. I cannot even begin to express my sadness that we have come to this.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:25 PM
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Originally posted by Crakeur
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actually, she can and if you read the article carefully, the cop said she threw out household trash in a bag that also included her newspaper. the can she used was marked with a sign that said "no household trash" or something along those lines.

some background about NYC. We have rats. Big ones. They love garbage that might contain some food. So do the homeless. When someone throws their household garbage, which often contains food within the bag, it sits in the can until the can is emptied. That means some homeless person might come along, tear open the bag, spilling the contents onto the sidewalk in an effort to get at some food. If a homeless person doesn't do this, the bag sits, waiting on the rats.


It's a health hazzard to leave food in the garbage cans.

Buildings have designated garbage pick up days and the bags are meant to be left on the street on those nights/mornings. The woman probably lives in a building where each resident is required to bring their own trash down on the designated trash days. There are plenty of areas in the city where this is the norm and this woman didn't want the trash in her apartment so she broke the law and dropped it in the can instead.

Claiming it was all over a newspaper is nonsense.



Well I take it you live in NYC... so its cool to have someone from the city reply to this subject... and your point with the rats and all that is 100% valid... but maybe instead of ticketing old ladys who live off of government funding maybe you can tell your city to get garbage cans with lids and the little spring doors that hold it shut??

Homeless people are going to go through garbage no matter what... its bad enough they are homeless... now you wont even let them take garbage? lol....

once again.. glad to be Canadian.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:25 PM
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In your rush to be outraged, you guys didnt even think about this.

There is a reason this is law in NYC. If it werent so, everyone would bring their garbage out and put in bins, and the sanitation committe just cant handle that sort of influx of household trash in small green bins.

The old woman even admits "there may have been a canola oil bottle in there", but says she wasnt bringing stuff outside...why is she carrying around an empty canola oil bottle?

This lady is in the wrong. unfortunately, you just cant do what you want whenever you want, there are laws in society. This is NY Post sensationalizing things - the woman wasnt slapped with a fine for throwing out the newspaper. She was slapped with a fine for littering and blatantly ignoring city law.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:26 PM
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Originally posted by mblahnikluver
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WOW..Another reason I have NO desire to live in NYC.

She can't throw away a paper? This is just ridiculous. It AMAZES me what people in the world get away with and yet you see things like this. Good thing the elderly woman is gonna fight it. She sounds feisty and I like it! Good for her for sticking up for herself and telling that ticket person what's up.


Don't bother coming over, all the good stuff you hear around here is cherry picking, this place is more bad than good and I plan on moving away from this place.


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posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:27 PM
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she DID say there was an empty canola oil bottle in the bag...more the JUST as newspaper



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:31 PM
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so, let's see, nobody is reading the article, which is, it seems, a growing issue on ATS.

The woman says a blue uniformed lady came running towards her. The cop says she was in plain clothes.

The woman says it was just a newspaper, the cop says it was household garbage.


The cans are marked. It's very clear. $100 for tossing your household trash in the can. She did that and she's upset and claiming it was just a newspaper.

I used to live in an area where every building had trash days, everyone was responsible for their trash. If I remember correctly, I had to bring my trash down on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays. It builds up and people ignore the law and the cans have rats in them as soon as the sun goes down. The trash gets opened by homeless people desperate for a nugget of food.

It's disgusting.

She should know better.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:33 PM
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OMG CANOLA OIL! lord knows thats a gold mine to rats and homeless people. what ever reasons NYC has i still dont see where its right to ticket an old lady for throwing away newspaper AND an empty canola oil jug... even after she offered to take it out? the bitch still slapped her with a ticket. i would be ashamed of myself and i would quit my job and never leave my home again.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:37 PM
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There's an obvious solution here relative to homeless looking for food and rats, but I'm reluctant to suggest it lest I be accused of being callous.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:44 PM
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yea..put lids on the garbage cans?



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:57 PM
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actually, they do. you see, here in NYC, we have laws. One law states that you cannot throw household garbage in the cans on the street. It's a health hazzard. She broke the law. I'm sure there was more than an empty canola bottle in there but, even if there wasn't, she admits to the bottle and that, my friends, is against the law.

it's like saying you drank enough to be legally drunk but you weren't drunk.

She broke the law, she got the ticket.

Personally, I think the cop should have let made her take the trash back up to her apartment, following her all the way home and I think the post, a total waste of a newspaper, should be fined for printing this kind of drivel.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 03:02 PM
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having lived in a big city myself, you are absolutely right trash can/is a big problem regardless of homeless people, it stinks, can spread disease, spill into the roads, and can block pedestrians among other things, since it usually sits near or on the sidewalks

the question I have is how big was the bag that was considered household, didn't see it mentioned, because considering her age, a lot of old people use very small bags for garage, like old plastic grocery bags, given the weight of the larger ones ....I can definitely see her throwing a old grocery bag of trash into the public can on her way to the subway



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 03:34 PM
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if putting house hold trash in an outdoor garbage can is a health hazzard i hope you all keep you all stay clear of your own house hold trash cans... and i also hope one day you get fined for such a STUPID law. you guys sit here telling everyone about rats...and thats all the city comes up with is keep house hold trash out the cans? I would be pissed at my city for not doing something much better to keep rats away.

Im glad that some of you can rest easy that an old women who is living off of gov. aid is getting fined $100 she prolly needs for rent or food because she through Canola oil jug in the garbage. Yes its clear that thats the law. so is J-walking. and im sure everyone here has done it even in front of a cop and they dont care. This is rediculous and i think NYC needs to come up with better ways to deal with their rats. Mainly the one that gave her the ticket.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 03:39 PM
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yeah, she's living on social security in her fur coat.

she doesn't work, that doesn't mean she doesn't have money.

it's the post. it's one step above the Weekly World News.

and, yes, the law is that you can't dump your household garbage in the cans. That would include dirty diapers, snotty tissues and food that can rot.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 03:42 PM
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maybe they can pay city workers to empty them out more offten.



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