Car wars intensify in Providence

A few weeks after my report on the City of Providence's dramatically expanded use of parking meters and heightened collection efforts, the ProJo's Daniel Barbarisi followed up yesterday with more details on the City's consideration of so-called SmartBoots.

This raises the specter of an intensifying and confiscatory nanny state, as seen with this detail:

[After being booted] the motorist is then responsible for returning the boot to the police station the next day, or will face a daily late-return fine of $25. 

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