Democratic officials in NYC are going after each other instead of the bad guys.
Although both are democrats the mayor of NYC and the governor of NY do not see eye to eye. This has become increasingly obvious after the number of traffic tickets sky rocketed to an astronomical number in only four short months since the beginning of the year. Neither seems to care about the citizens they are elected to be the voice of, instead the only voice they care about is their own and having the last say.
State Police officers doled out 14,542 summonses to New York City motorists in the first four months of this year — an astonishing 759 percent increase from all of last year, when they scribbled just 1,692, records show.
In December, Gov. Cuomo deployed 150 state cops to patrol city highways, bridges and tunnel crossings. Their presence achieved two Cuomo goals: to haul in revenue to state coffers, and rankle rival Mayor de Blasio, according to observers.
“This is a good old-fashioned turf war,” said a city Democratic elected official. “This is the governor trying to show the mayor that all of New York is the governor’s turf. And it’s a way to needle the mayor by pointing out the mayor is not doing enough to improve traffic safety or keep New York safe.”
The trooper ticket blitz has likely generated more than $3 million in revenue. A typical speeding ticket costs $203 — with $88 in surcharges going to the state and the $115 balance to the city. A cellphone summons costs $288.