Of course, city ticketing agents have a history of targeting affluent neighborhoods, where residents are more likely to pay their fines. Bay Ridge drivers routinely receive an inordinate number of summonses for their illegally parked vehicles. (Not that I have a lot of sympathy for double parkers.) If this story of off-leash tickets proves true, it seems like another case of the city devoting precious resources to inane matters. ("Forget about that drunk driver plowing down a family—I see a bicycle running a red light!")
FIPS commenter Bitter Steve sarcastically puts it in perspective:
As long as they don't start ticketing freedom-loving Americans who drive 45 mph through the park on weekends. Or those guys who go into the woods for a circle jerk on the north side of the park. Or whoever is cutting the heads off the goats. Or the Freds on road bikes who blow through crowds of children at a crosswalk because "I've got the light." Or that person who booked Kid Koala at the bandshell last year.
To which JPinBK adds, "or the people who gassed the geese."
Seriously: I'd rather cops were actually working on shit that mattered rather than receive cheap "proof" that they are, in fact, working.