Throughout most of my adult driving life I had managed to avoid getting tickets...parking, traffic, and otherwise. I mean sure I got pulled over for DWB (driving while black) every once in a while....but I was never doing anything, so they had to let me go. This all changed when I moved to NYC in 2000. All of a sudden I started getting tickets left & right. You name it I got it: Speeding on the NJ Turnpike...Parking Tickets in Queens...Moving Violations in Harlem...Crazy Parking Tickets in Brooklyn & Midtown Manhattan...Car Ticketed & Towed in Jersey City...I just couldn't get a break. This all changed yesterday. I went to the store to get Mrs. PanAfrica a mother's day present. The place I went never has available parking, so I pulled next to a fire hydrant (I was only going to be a minute). Anyway as I was waiting for my purchase I get a feeling...let me check on my car. I went to look outside and sure enough a Black Traffic Officer was writing me a ticket. I went up to him and told him I could move my car. To my surprise and delight he said, "Okay I'll let you go...but you're lucky you a brotha, cause if you was white...forget it". I laughed...and thanked him, got my present...then left. Now.....THIS IS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT DESTEE FAM!!!! When we get in positions of authority & influence, we are suppose to help each other out. I will return this favor, and hook up a brother or sister the 1st opportunity I get.