Cranston has a law making it illegal for cars to park on the street between the hours of 1am and 7am. The police (supposedly) did not like writing $50 tickets so the City Council lowered the fine to $25 in hopes of encouraging the issuing of more tickets. But, an illegal parker can avoid the ticket altogether if he just gets "permission." From whom? Why the police department, of course. Perhaps, if less permission were granted, some of that money could be used to buy new textbooks for the school. Or put towards new busses. Or all day K. I'm just sayin'. What a joke.