Eyes on the Street: Inspector Yee Tows His Own

Apparently, the retired NYPD officer who wrote the infamous, "We do not summons our own" rant in the UncivilServants.org comment section the other day never met Deputy Inspector Gin Yee, commanding officer of Manhattan’s 5th Precinct. Inspector Yee tows his own. These photos were snapped on March 28th at approximately 1:20 pm. And here is the official memo that appears to have started the crackdown:

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New Sheriff in Chinatown

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The Fifth Precinct in Lower Manhattan has a new commanding officer, a local boy, Dep. Inspector Gin Yee, and he’s not afraid to tow some cars, even if they belong to his co-workers. In fact, he’s already towed 15 cars, 12 of which belonged to NYPD officers. Downtown Express reports: David Eng, who co-owns Fong […]

Chinatown Placard Abusers Get the Hook

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It looks like 5th Precinct Commanding Officer Gin Yee, the Sheriff of Chinatown, is laying down the law once again. A Streetsblog tipster spotted these tow trucks as they were removing government placard abusers from their illegal parking spots in Chinatown. While it’s refreshing to see the police "towing their own," the tipster notes that […]

Today’s Headlines

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City Wants Accurate, Unobtrusive Pricing Equipment (Post) Gas-Fueled Car Ban Proposed in England (Guardian) Intense Storms Pushing Sewers to the Limit (NYT) 12-Year-Old Cyclist Killed After Holding on to Truck (Post, AMNY, Daily News) NYPD Officer Injured in Hit-and-Run (Sun) Staten Island Buses Get Stoplight Transmitters (Daily News) Report Suggests Reducing MTA Fare Dependence (Wonkster) […]

78th Precinct Honors Mike Ameri’s Commitment to Safe Streets

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The Bergen Street bike lane between Sixth Avenue and Flatbush was unofficially christened the “Inspector Michael Ameri Bike Lane” yesterday in honor of the late commander of NYPD Highway Patrol. Outside the 78th Precinct, police officers, Public Advocate Letitia James, and local residents honored Ameri, who took his own life on May 13, for his commitment to safe streets. Ameri […]