It's an only in New York story. A woman was given a ticket for sitting on a park bench because she doesn't have children....The city parks department says the rule is designed to keep pedophiles out of city parks, but a parks spokesman told the Daily News that the department hoped police would use some common sense when enforcing the rule.I read about an individual in New York getting a ticket for popping a balloon before. So, I guess, the pedophile, balloon-popping problem is apparently bad enough in New York to take out laws against it. I suppose I should check out the New York state and city codes for other sorts of behaviour they've banned like walking the wrong way on a one way sidewalk or feeding pigeons on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
I'm guessing not all New Yorkers are limited to the mental capacity of a mushroom and can understand that 1) law enforcement isn't dictated by common sense, and 2) lawmakers don't ply their trade by it either. I'm so glad I don't live in New York. Too many idiots there.