7 weird things you can be fined for

In some towns, offenses that may seem trivial, like saggy pants, can cost you. These ordinances are some of the strangest.

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Nov 14, 2012 10:19AM
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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LIVE AND LET LIVE OR FREEDOM OF SPEECH OR COMMON COURTESY OR FOR THAT MATTER COMMON SENSE?  PEOPLE ARE SO FULL OF THEMSELVES, THESE DAYS.  DO WE REALLY NEED TO BE 'POLICED...BULLIED' INTO RESPECTING EACHOTHER AS WELL AS OURSELVES?  GROW THE KCUF UP!!!

 

 

Nov 14, 2012 10:07AM
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Noise ordinances of one sort of another aren't anything new, which several of these seem to be.  The lawn thing gets me, though. One complaint and I'd pave the thing over. Or mow the grass but then spray paint it purple.  Deal with it, suburban fascists!
Nov 14, 2012 9:41AM
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She won't tolerate it.  All I can say to that is Fu@k you bit@h!
Nov 14, 2012 9:38AM
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Shreveport-Bossier in Louisiana has been considering a ban, for some time, on wearing "pajamas" in public.  Now, what constitutes as pajamas is a little cloudy.  To be honest, nobody wants to see a man wearing fishnet-sheer pants with no underwear (as was the case that prompted the law) but honestly, I rarely see pajamas that are "unsavory."  If I can't see your crotch or breasts and crack and it doesn't make you look like a 2-bit somethin', what's the problem? 
Nov 14, 2012 9:29AM
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Some of these I can see why the laws were put into effect. The dog barking I do not agree with, yes you need to spend a lot of time with your dog and train them but some dogs have separation anxiety  and will bark all day because of being home alone all day, that is the owners fault. It is good a dog barks, for security reasons, they let you know who is around and if someone is on your property.

 

What I find annoying and people should be fined for is having a screaming kid that will not shut up and the parents just do nothing about it. Take your kid out  of the restaurant or store and calm him down and if that does not work than you go home and next time you go out in public leave the kid behind with a sitter if he cannot behave. Just like an animal you need to train your kid to behave. That is what I am sick of.  

Nov 14, 2012 9:28AM
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I will forgo comments on the other issues but the cursing in public has been a violation under Disturbing the Peace for years. It has to be witnessed by a police officer, who will usually tell the offending person to quite down. Than, if the offending party continues, the officer can either cite or arrest the offender.  More often than naught, the offender who does not heed the warning of the officer is usually under the influence or alcohol or some other substance.
Nov 14, 2012 9:16AM
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there is -robbery- armed robbery -and just plain stealing called government -and we all know the biggest thief
Nov 14, 2012 9:00AM
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In Mexico  loud parties are tolerated..Like at 3am a band playing loud music in the street of a crowded neighborhood(ie birthday) It would be absurd to call police...The police would laugh at you  and your neighbor celebrating his mother's birthday would think you are nuts..Respect and tolerance go hand in hand...

 

  Americans are so selfish and try to control others!!!  No wonder we are where we are!!!!!!!!!! Politicians are a bunch of do nothing right leaches living off taxes...They are recepients of high dollar welfare because they dont work...LEACHES!!

Nov 14, 2012 9:00AM
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gee... NJ The Nanny State is back at it again...  You guys in NJ need to take care of your own problems and not let your elected officals dfo all your thinking,.  There should be a fine for dumb laws...

 

You can't fix stupid

 

Nov 14, 2012 8:59AM
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 Can you be arrested for showing too much butt crack?
Nov 14, 2012 8:59AM
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America and all of our "freedoms"  Quickly becoming a joke
But, just remember people... Our government is here to serve! not to reign in tyranny. Too many people are losing sight of that. Our "representatives" cannot do anything that "we the people" as a majority do not approve of... Fact

Nov 14, 2012 8:29AM
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More dog barking laws, please.  PLEASE??!?
Nov 14, 2012 6:50AM
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I hate the saggy pants thing, but fining someone for looking stupid?  That's got greedy gov't written all over it. All the more reason why I can't wait to get out in the middle of nowhere and away from everything.
Nov 14, 2012 6:43AM
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Not cursing or swearing ..... mmmm let me see , say you drop anvil or something heavy on your foot . What are you going to say "spring is here " ...bet not your gonna be like any normal human being and say " HOLY S!!!! < I BROKE MY F!!!!!!!!! FOOT HERE " !
Nov 14, 2012 4:48AM
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Ever heard of a constitution or civil liberties?

Nov 14, 2012 4:45AM
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WOWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Your DOG could be BARKING  to warn you that an intruder is ready to  ROB you!!!!  Or a RAPIST  is near AND you could get FINED for the BEST PROTECTION you can get !!!!Mannn I can't WAIT FOR 12-21-12!!!!  Reminds me of that DATE of 911 ---- YOU all remember THE  2WIN towers!!!!
Nov 14, 2012 4:41AM
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Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Your dog could be BARKING  for 30 minutes or more just to warn you of potential DANGER of maybe an intruder to ROB YOU or A    RAPIST that is closing in on you!!!!!Can't wait  for 12-21-12!!!!!!! What   a very odd number reminds me of   911 YOU ALL REMEMBER   --THE 2WIN towers!!!
Nov 14, 2012 3:49AM
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Go tell that to our police where I live...this dog has been barking 24 / 7 for three months...
Nov 14, 2012 2:09AM
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Not sure why this is a weird law.   I would love to NOT hear dogs barking while I try to sleep or even during the day while I'm working.

 

If you want a dog you should be responsible to TRAIN it if you want to keep it.   If you don't have the time for a dog  you shouldn't own one as that is not only cruel to your neighbors but the poor dog as well.

Nov 14, 2012 1:36AM
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Some of this laws make sense but then again there are some that plainly stupid.

 

I wish there were fines to give politicians for not keeping their promises, or for making too much money.

 

I would also like fines for those who deny that Lance Armstrong is a cheater and a liar.

 

It kind of pathetic to hear people still defending this looser.

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