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A Criminal Mess

Karen Holloway asked to do community service, but Judge Terry Vann insisted she spend time in jail — even though, by his own admission, what she did was not a crime. “With my husband going to school and working full time, me with my job, with one vehicle, we were trying our best,” said Holloway, but her yard work and home maintenance did not satisfy Lenoir City, Tenn., officials, who cited her for not keeping her property up to local standards. “There’s been multiple letters sent over 12 years with the same kinds of problems,” police chief Don White said. (AC/WVLT Knoxville) ...By “problems,” you mean “meddling in other people’s business,” right?
Original Publication Date: 26 October 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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