So I got my first ticket today... a parking ticket.
I recently got a new job in Downtown, a few blocks to the right of Portside Park. It's a very quiet block, with barely 3-4car passing every hour. Even less pedestrians. I left my bike today by the wall of the building I work in, on a very wide sidewalk. An hour later a co-worker tells me there's a ticket on my bike. I run outside and indeed, there's a $45 ticket sitting on my seat. The same guy tells me that the officer who gave me the ticket is known for being a bitch and towing cars (he recognized the officer number on the ticket)...
The really messed up thing is that I parked exactly the same way last Wednesday, and personally saw police drive by two times - no problems. One would think that with crackhead-filled Hastings only a few blocks away, the cops would focus on actual problems.
Is there any point arguing this? What arguments could I use in this case?
(The "offense" is: Stop on a Boulevard)