Friday, February 24, 2006
Bad News For The President
Apparently, being an asshole is against the law. Or at least it will get you a ticket.
According to the AP, this college student, if you don't know him you know someone like him, honked his horn at the cops because they went through a red light with their flashers on, getting between him and beer.
The cops gave Clay Palmer, a student at the University of Tennessee, a ticket for violating the city noise ordinance because, as much as we need one, there's still no law against being stupid.
The judge reduced the charge to a warning. "The horn blowing is not the real problem here, it's that you were trying to correct the police and they didn't need correcting," Judge Russell Bean said, adding, "and you were being an asshole."
OK, he didn't say that last part, but that's what he was thinking.
Palmer left traffic court saying he still believed officers were abusing their authority, proving that assholes never learn, even if they are in college.