“The cops in this town have nothing better to do?”
Source: Paul Joseph Watson
Neighbors called police on a man in Garden City, New York for the egregious crime of washing a car in his own driveway.
A video shows a police officer approaching two men in their driveway to inform them washing their car on their own private property violates a city ordinance, telling them “you’re not allowed to do it.”
“I don’t just make this shit up, I ain’t just driving down the street to come over here and break your balls,” remarks the cop as he shows them the ordinance which states that washing a motor vehicle is prohibited in a public place.
When the two men respond that the vehicle is on private property, the officer responds, “OK that’s what you say, it’s still in public view.” So now according to New York police, all private property that is visible from public land is no longer private.
The cop then makes it clear that if the men begin washing their car, “we will be back here to give you tickets.”
“This is a battle that you don’t want to start,” asserts the cop, threatening to return to the property.
“You don’t want us being upset with you, you don’t want cops coming over here to check everything out,” states the cop before asking if he is being filmed.
Respondents to the YouTube video expressed amazement at police resources being used to harass people for washing their car instead of targeting real criminals.
“The cops in this town have nothing better to do? Every robbery, assault, murder, and rape in this town have been solved?” wrote one YouTube user.