Oh Come On New Hampshire! Is This Really What We Need?
In Concord, New Hampshire, Michelle Tetreault's daughter started begging her mom to snap a quick picture of the man they saw while stopped at a red light. The man was wearing a dark hoodie with a big sign around his neck which read: "Repent! The end is near!" So mom gave in and snapped the picture- and then was quickly given a $124 ticket by the guy with the repent sign- because he was actually an undercover cop trying to catch people violating the state's new law against using cellphones or other electronic devices while driving. Tetreault, whose former brother-in-law died in a crash caused by a texting driver, said she never uses her phone while driving but didn't realize the law also applies to vehicles at stop signs or lights. She plans to appeal the ticket and said, "I just think it's a stinky way to do it." We kind of agree. Almost sounds like entrapment. Don't we have enough challenges at the moment with relationships between citizens and police officers without crap like this? (myway.com)