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Nations visiting for UN owe $16 million to New York City for years of doing this

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North Korea, Syria, Iran and more countries owe a huge amount of money in unpaid parking tickets to New York City.

Vehicles carrying people in diplomatic delegations from a host of countries have racked up more than $16 million in outstanding tickets since the 1990s. China has a hefty $398,736 owed in parking tickets, while North Korea owes $156,000, NBC New York reported.

Most of the violations occurred more than 15 years ago. In 2002, a memorandum between the city and the U.S. Department of State specified that New York City can withhold diplomatic parking decals for vehicles that have accumulated three or more tickets. Only $679,000 in parking violations has accumulated since 2002, according to the NYC Department of Finance.

Will these nations get a free pass on millions in unpaid tickets? The de Blasio administration says these tickets won’t be waived, but there isn’t a plan to hold foreign nations accountable. Doc Thompson and Kal Elsebai talked about this problem and the other issues America faces on Thursday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson.”

Doc had an original idea for solving these issues.

“I may have solved a bunch of our problems,” Doc said. “You know I’m all about solutions.”

Listen to the full clip for Doc’s scheme to fix America.

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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