Some Los Angeles downtowners returned to their cars Thursday to the unwelcome sight of a white envelope tucked under their windshield wipers.
But the faux ticket inside was aimed not at them, but at "Big Banks" for the offenses of "Predatory Bank Deals" and "Gouging L.A. Taxpayers."
In an unconventional attempt to sway public opinion, a group of labor unions and their allies fanned out across the urban center to leave fake tickets on parked cars, arguing that soured deals with Wall Street banks were at least partly to blame for the rising cost of parking tickets citywide.
Tickets are "way expensive -- because the city...