A Kentucky woman says she drove more than five-thousand miles fighting a ticket she got because of her so-called "Liberty Van," which is covered bumper-to-bumper in politically-themed stickers and figurines. According to the "Express-Times," Lynda Farley was issued a 56-dollar obstructed view ticket more than a year ago in Warren County, New Jersey. But Farley insists her 2004 Nissan Quest is safe to drive because the windshield and front windows are clear of decorations. She made the 800-mile trip from her home in Edmonton, Kentucky to New Jersey at least four times to contest the ticket, and finally got what she wanted on Tuesday. A New Jersey Superior Court judge tossed the fine because Farley met the minimum requirements of the law, although she also ruled that the "Liberty Van's" blind spots do raise safety concerns.
Was it here lack of view or her political view?
A man in Chamblee, Georgia is in trouble with the law for stealing a nickel's worth of electricity. According to Atlanta's WXIA TV, Kaveh Kamooneh charged his electric Nissan Leaf at an outdoor electrical outlet at Chamblee Middle School as his eleven-year-old son played tennis. As the car was being charged a Chamblee police officer showed up and filed a police report alleging Kaveh was stealing from the school. He was arrested eleven days later and charged with misdemeanor theft. One electric vehicle advocacy group estimates that Kaveh only took about five-cents worth of electricity, but Chamblee Police Sergeant Ernesto Ford says it doesn't matter because "he stole something that wasn't his."
Well if he stole something that WAS his it wouldn't stealing!