Punished for obeying the law

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In the following story from a local Fox affiliate it is reported that a New York teenager was ticketed by police for riding a unicycle on the sidewalk. I’ve heard it said before that if you don’t like the laws don’t blame the police, have the laws changed.

Well that doesn’t apply in this case because it is already perfectly legal to ride a unicycle on New York sidewalks. The policeman falsely ticketed the man for riding a bicycle-which he clearly was not doing.

The New York city traffic rules and regulations even specify that to be violating the rules one must be on a “two- or three-wheeled device upon which a person or persons may ride, propelled by human power through a belt, a chain or gears…” While only a small ticket, this is part of the growing trend of an armed dictatorship which has declared war on law-abiding citizens.

Clearly this officer either:

1. Cannot count as high as the number one and therefore didn’t know it was a unicycle.

2. Cannot read above a first grade level and therefore could not understand the traffic regulation.

3. Believes the regulations are not the law-his word is law.

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