The New York Noise Nazis have temporarily postponed enactment of “Proposed Introduction Number 416-A to amend Chapter One, Subchapter Two of Title 19 of the Administrative Code; A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the parking of motorcycles equipped with straight pipes on the streets of the city of New York.”
Call it PIN 416-A. And, what all this double talk means is that the corrupt politicians who run New York City want to empower any New York City cop or any employee of The Departments of Consumer Affairs, Environmental Affairs or Transportation to seize your motorcycle if they don’t see a Federal EPA sticker on your exhaust pipes.
First Thing Let’s Kill All The Lawyers
The law explicitly states that the “authorities” do not have to tell you where they have taken your bike after they steal it. But you do have to pay “(1) At least $500 but not more than $1000 for a first violation; (2) at least $1000 but not more than $2500 for a second violation; and (3) at least $2500 but not more than $5000 for a third or subsequent violation.”
The Al Colognes behind this tyranny are the Honorable Peter F. Vallone, Jr., Democrat of Queens and Chairman of New York City’s Committee on Public Safety and Democrat Alan Gerson from Manhattan.
All wavelengths of the biker spectrum, from guys with patches to the AMA, have complained about this proposed law. So, Tuesday Vallone and his fellow gangsters of the New York City Council announced that they will not bring the law up for a vote until most of the bikers get tired of complaining about it.
Then, they will pass it when nobody is looking.
The actual intent of this law is to raise revenues for the city by extorting money from bikers. Bikers were chosen because we are, in general, an alienated minority and because most people think you must be rich if you own a Harley.
Councilman Leroy Comrie, a Democrat from Queens and the Deputy Majority Leader of the Council, sided with the bikers and proposed that this bad, new law be changed. The faceless, anonymous, unelected “Council Staffers” who wrote this piece of crap are currently writing its revision.
And, just so you will know, they are named Elizabeth Dubin and Jennine Ventura. If you live in New York, that is who is deciding your fate. Elizabeth Dubin and Jennine Ventura. Did you vote for them? Did anybody vote for them? What kind of motorcycles do they ride?
The proposed revision would still allow that the owner, not merely the operator but the owner, of a parked, that’s right a parked motorcycle that might be louder than a dial tone when and if it runs, can still be fined $1,000 for a first offense. The proposed revision would also forbid the city to steal your bike until the third time you are cited.