Parking tickets are the worst

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But it turns out that a ton of issued tickets aren’t even legitimate. And for that knowledge we have Ben Wellington, a former Pratt adjunct, to thank. Wellington discovered that, thanks to a change in laws that many officers weren’t up to date on, millions of dollars of tickets had been issued to and paid by a plethora of (likely very annoyed) New Yorkers. Wellington requested and was given access to parking ticket data from the NYPD and, from there, plugged in the data and reached the conclusion that New Yorkers were paying millions every year being ticketed for a law they weren’t even breaking. And as it turns out, that’s not the only glaring error that Wellington has caught. Check out his blog for more. Http://iquantny.tumblr.com/

For the full story on those rogue parking tickets, go here.

Melisa McCarthy LIS653-02

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