NEW YORK CITY — Snitches get — a quarter of the proceeds?
New York City city legislators have proposed a new bill that would allow people in the city to report others for parking illegally and take a cut of the fine.
Two Democratic New York City councilmen — Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Stephen Levin — are the primary sponsors of the bill that would create a $175 fine for obstruction of a bike lane, bus lane, sidewalk, cross walk or fire hydrant under certain conditions.
The bill would also create a civilian reporting program, essentially allowing passersby to submit complaints — and provide evidence — of a violation to the Department of Transportation. Once the city collects the fine, the complainant gets 25%.
If the bill passes, it'll bring new meaning to "if you see something, say something."
This story was originally published by Corey Crockett on WPIX in New York City.