But now, selling a few hundred rabbits over two years has provoked the heavy hand of the federal government to the tune of a $90,643 fine. The fine was levied more than a year after authorities contacted family members, prompting them to immediately halt their part-time business and liquidate their equipment.
Oakland, California bureaucrats fine organic farm/herb grower Novella Carpenter $2500 for selling and raising crops in an empty lot in the city and for not applying for a permit to operate her business on the city's premises.
A review of four deadly force cases, each with a unique set of circumstances that tested the boundaries of Stand Your Ground laws. Each also raises questions about where the line is drawn between legitimate fear and vigilantism.
Is the use of deadly force justified when the attacker has no weapon and doesn't touch the person who feels threatened? If an intruder has been subdued, is shooting him or her justified? Can a person chase someone down and then claim self-defense? Are Stand Your Ground laws necessary or were existing laws enough?
Iowans are selling rare Templeton Rye whiskey on eBay, causing state police to arrest sellers for bootlegging. Police spokesman Rex Banner assures the public they will put an end to this menace. State officials say only licensed establishments may sell liquor and only at specific sites, and that online sales amount to bootlegging, which had its infamous heyday during Prohibition.
In Iowa, bootlegging is a serious misdemeanor that can carry a fine of up to $2,000 and a year in jail.
Clearwater FL Instead of making money selling motorcycles, though, Bitman is paying money to sell motorcycles. He’s facing a $250-a-day fine levied by the city of Clearwater. The reason for the fine stems from a Clearwater city ordinance. According to that law, if a building stays vacant longer than six months, the new owner must get the building up to current building code, rather than just the code in place when the building was constructed.