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.
LAPD Criticized for Arranging Private Meeting for Mexican Murderer2 days ago
Carl Heastie Will Be New York Assembly's Next Speaker2 days ago
John Kerry Fined for Not Shoveling Snow at His Boston House2 days ago
Pennsylvania Treasurer Resigns2 days ago
The Week in Public Finance: Atlantic City, Volcker Rule Relief and Oil Worries2 days ago
Arizona Copes with Measles Outbreak as Super Bowl Nears2 days ago