Good Idea, Bad Legislation
Here's what may be the ultimate "nanny state" legislative proposal. A New York State senator wants to impose $100 fines on anyone who crosses ...
Here's what may be the ultimate "nanny state" legislative proposal.
A New York State senator wants to impose $100 fines on anyone who crosses the street wearing an iPod. Or using a BlackBerry. Or playing a handheld video game.
"Government has an obligation to protect its citizenry," Senator Carl Kruger told Reuters. "This electronic gadgetry is reaching the point where it's becoming not only endemic but it's creating an atmosphere where we have a major public safety crisis at hand."
Yes, people should put down their toys while they cross the street. But good luck enforcing such a ban.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Climate Change Is a Huge Risk to Florida Property8 minutes ago
Charlotte, N.C., Will Stop Offering Benefits to Unmarried Same-Sex Partners23 minutes ago
7,000 Emails From Baltimore Riots Reveal Chaos Among City Officials4 hours ago
Nation's First Offshore Wind Farm Gets Underway in Rhode Island4 hours ago
New York's LaGuardia Airport Will Get a $4 Billion Makeover5 hours ago
California Court Refuses to Rule on Assisted Suicide5 hours ago