We need money to live. Cities are no exception. But $1000? The small print says the thousand is the Maximum fine. Has it ever been assessed? On a really rich dog? Dog who pinched one in the Police commissioner's hat?
Over the last year, the city ticketed only 471 dog-waste violations, which suggests that the typical offender stands a roughly 1-in-8,000 chance of getting a ticket.--NYT 2005