The ex-con boyfriend of City Hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger told a city judge that “police lied” in slapping him with several parking tickets and that he was singled out because he was a black man with a nice car.
In a July 9 hearing before Administrative Judge Blueth Bromfield, Hassaun McFarlan tried a variety of arguments in fighting $420 in tickets he received while using Noerdlinger’s white Mercedes Benz.
When asked if he had evidence to refute a ticket for parking by a fire hydrant, McFarlan said, “Is it evidence into consideration that the police be lying?”
He went on to suggest he was singled out because of his race.
“I’m black and I drive nice car. I’m not driving an old piece; I drive all exotic cars. And I’m young. Every time I get out I’m having this problem. I got 20 tickets against me,” he complained, according to a recording of the proceedings obtained by The Daily News.
“You being a black woman, I don’t know. Maybe you might have some understanding,” he told the judge.
At another point, McFarlan, 36, argued, “The police lied. I didn’t do what they accused me to do.”
He added, “People are getting shot every day in the city and they are giving me a ticket? C’mon, that’s crazy. It makes no sense.”
The judge didn’t buy his arguments.
“Generally, parking violations you’re not in the vehicle,” Bromfield said. “They don’t know what color you are.”