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Rapper Kurtis Blow Busted With Pot After TSA Body Scan

Posted December 2nd, 2010 by pmfalcon
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Legendary rapper Kurtis Blow was busted at LAX this morning after a TSA body scanner detected an item in his pocket -- a stash of weed, TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that the body scan detected "an anomaly' in his pants. Yes, we thought that was funny as well. A subsequent pat down revealed pot in his pocket. Kurtis received a ticket -- standard operating procedure when it's under an ounce -- and went on his merry way. These are "the breaks". Next time Mr. Blow, try the pat down.

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TSA promises $10,000 fine for refusing sexual assault

At the San Diego International Airport yesterday, about one-fifth of the travelers were selected for sexual assault by transportation security agents. Though TSA’s website did not list SAN as one of the airports employing the carcinogenic naked scan or a full body rub down, one man was told his refusal to submit would result in a civil law suit and a $10,000 fine. Under 49 CFR Sec.s 1540.105 and 1540.107, as summarized in these 2004 TSA Sanction Guidelines, apparently TSA has Congressional support to fine people for refusing to submit to molestation.

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German Judge Thinks Purpose of Speeding Laws is to Make Money

Posted November 13th, 2010 by pmfalcon
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A German judge has shot to popularity after letting 42 speeding drivers off without charges in the last week because he thinks speed controls merely serve to fill the state's coffers rather than prevent accidents.
A spokesman for Herford court in northwestern Germany, said the judge, Helmut Knoener, believed speed controls were not conducted to ensure greater road safety, but rather to provide the cash-strapped state with an additional source of income.

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California Public Workers Don't Pay Traffic Fines

Posted November 9th, 2010 by pmfalcon
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In California, a special program was designed to guard the safety of peace officers and judges by keeping their addresses private to protect them from criminals.
The program has since expanded to include legislators, city council members, county supervisors, prison employees, trial court workers, parking officers, Child Protective Services social workers, national park rangers, other groups, and their spouses and children, and even after they are no longer public employees.

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Police Consider Fines For Unlocked Cars

Posted October 13th, 2010 by losingfeeling
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"Police in Upper Moreland Township said 75 percent of their auto burglaries since 2008 happened in unlocked cars. Township officials are now considering fining people who leave their cars unlocked in public areas."

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Census workers can enter your apartment in your absence?

Posted May 28th, 2010 by Deslock Darkstar
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From Bob Barr's blog -- "What many Americans don’t realize, is that census workers — from the head of the Bureau and the Secretary of Commerce (its parent agency) down to the lowliest and newest Census employee — are empowered under federal law to actually demand access to any apartment or any other type of home or room that is rented out, in order to count persons in the abode and for “the collection of statistics.” If the landlord of such apartment or other leased premises refuses to grant the government worker access to your living quarters, whether you are present or not, the landlord ca

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They have ways of making you cooperate.

Posted May 26th, 2010 by davehollis
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Up to 50,000 people face a fine of $110 a day if they refuse to divulge information on their health and lifestyle to Australian Bureau of Statistics researchers.

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Safety or Fee Mining? What is the purpose of the Highway Patrol?

Posted April 13th, 2010 by jollyprez
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I was in New Hampshire's Sullivan County district court today to respond to a traffic arrest from February. I was not told, and did not know exactly what kind of proceeding I was involved with.

Rather than give the whole shebang away, I thought I'd relay these two salient observations:

1) I was the only person ( out of about 15 or so ) to plead "Not Guilty."
2) My fees & fines ( for not having my papers in order ) are higher than driving 99 mph in a 65 zone.

If you're interested, I'll try to call in.

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Woman who found coin prosecuted for not reporting treasure

Posted February 26th, 2010 by PhillyCam
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A woman who found a 700-year-old silver 'coin' whilst digging in her garden as a child has become the first in the country to be convicted of failing to hand in suspected treasure.

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