In many, but not all Phoenix parks there are signs posted
that say it is illegal to have shopping carts in city parks.
The signs read something like this:
The law seems to be an attempt by somebody in the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department to run the homeless folks out of parks in Phoenix.
First of all there is no law in Phoenix that makes it illegal for homeless folks or anybody else to have shopping carts in city parks.
Who ever erected the sign that says:
is a liar who posted a non-existant law in an attempt to run homeless people out of Phoenix Parks.
The law number, CC 24-26 which is posted in Phoenix City Parks says absolutely nothing about shopping carts in city parks.
Below is CC 24-26 and it says:
Sec. 24-26. Prohibition of wheeled devices in public parks.Now if the law were to be correctly posted in Phoenix city parks it should say:
But of course if the law was posted the way it was written, it would not have the effect of allowing the cops to run homeless people out of parks in the city of Phoenix, so the mean spirited tyrant in the city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department instead lied and made the sign read:
Update on October 23, 2012It looks like the royal rulers of Phoenix have updated this law and gave it a new name so the Phoenix Police can use it to run homeless people out of Phoenix Parks.
On this web page So I guess the lession to be learned from this web page is our government masters are not always the "public servants" they claim to be.
Frequently our government masters are crooks and liars who will make up laws to achieve their personal goals.
And the sad thing is when our government masters get caught forcing us to obey non-existent laws they are rarely punished or fired.
When I complained about the signs in Phoenix Parks which say shopping carts are illegal in Phoenix parks all I got was the run around from the royals rulers of Phoenix.
That was 10 years ago and the signs are still up which attempt to run homeless people out of Phoenix city parks with this bogus laws.
Last but not least I certainly don't approve of homeless folks or anybody else stealing shopping carts. That is wrong and the folks that steal shopping carts should be punished.
But this web page is complaining about a bogus law that is posted in Phoenix Parks in an attempt to drive homeless folks from the city of Phoenix. And that is just as wrong as the people who steal shopping carts.
This isn't the first bogus law that we have seen posted in Phoenix Parks.
Back in the 1990's or perhaps even back in the 1980's my friend Rick Duncan discovered that the city of Phoenix was posting bogus signs banning guns from Phoenix parks.
The signs looked something like this:
But then when you looked up ARS 13-xxx it didn't say anything about guns and said that littering was illegal.
I also discovered that someone in Phoenix, Tempe or Mesa was posting signs on the light rail with bogus laws that only applied to Spanish speaking people.
On many light rail stations there were signs posted which listed the rules of the light rail in both English and Spanish.
Oddly the Spanish rules had one or two extra rules that were not in the English rules.
I complained about that and it took them not 6 days, but 6 months to change the Spanish signs so the listed the same laws that were on the English sign.
They also wrote this article about the signs in the East Valley Tribune.