O ring, d ring: Ring-stealing ring-stealers are being prosecuted
New York City’s highest court on Wednesday struck down the city’s ban on wearing rings in public and fined the city $2 million for failing to enforce the law.
The ruling follows a landmark trial by the city attorney general that found ring-dealing rings, also known as ring-snatchers, were among the citys biggest illegal activities, with nearly 500,000 people having been caught by the law enforcement and jailers.
The court also ordered the city to pay a total of $2.3 million in fines, penalties and restitution.
The judge said that rings in the city, which include rings that can be attached to a ring and worn by anyone without the consent of the person wearing them, were “like the most obscene and degrading form of entertainment, which is the theft of other people’s property.”
He also said the city had “repeatedly failed to enforce” its ring-picking laws.
The law went into effect on Dec. 1, 2016.
The city said the ordinance, which took effect immediately, is meant to combat the proliferation of illegal ring-lifting rings that are used by criminals to sell stolen jewelry and other items, and to help police identify those ring-slingers.
A New York State Supreme Court ruling in 2015 found that the law is unconstitutional and said the ring-purchasing rings were not intended to be ring-droppers.
It also said that a number of the city s laws on ring-taking had no legal effect, since they do not apply to the sale of rings.
The state also found that New York s laws were “arbitrary and capricious.”
The city has appealed the ruling.
The lawsuit was brought by the Legal Aid Society and the Manhattan Legal Clinic.
It was filed by attorneys for the Legal Justice Center and the Legal Services Corporation, which was a client of the Legal Advocates and Defenders of New York.
The group said the ban on the wearing of rings by individuals was a violation of their constitutional rights.
“Ring-stalking and ring-selling are illegal acts, which violate the Constitution, and must be punished with a fine and prison sentences,” said Michael P. Miller, an attorney for the legal clinic.
The legal clinic said it has been representing ring-lenders since 2006.
“The ring-cracking ring-thieving ring-seller rings are illegal, and the city of New YORK must enforce its laws against these criminal rings,” Miller said.
The Legal Aid and Legal Services groups, which represent the legal profession, also represented the legal professionals who were involved in the trial and the New York attorney general.
The attorney general said the law has been on the books for more than 30 years and is not meant to target only ring-sellers.
“This is a very broad law that applies to every aspect of the criminal enterprise,” Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement.
The New York Daily News reported that the city has a ring-running law that is being challenged by ring-crazed ring-choppers.
The Daily News said the new lawsuit will also challenge New York state s criminal-justice system for failing, in its failure to enforce, its laws.
“While we’re not going to win this fight, we hope that this decision serves as a wake-up call to New York that ring-sleeping is illegal, as well as the thousands of others who engage in this criminal activity,” said attorney Jennifer Mascaro, one of the attorneys who brought the lawsuit.