Episode #32: “Stop That!”, from True’s 11 January 2009 issue.
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The Brighton, Mich., City Council has approved an ordinance making it illegal to be annoying. “It shall be unlawful for any person in the city to insult, accost, molest or otherwise annoy, either by word of mouth, sign or motions any person in any public place,” the new law reads in part, stressing in another section that citizens may not engage in conduct to “alarm or seriously annoy another person” or they will face a police citation and fine. Council member Jim Bohn said he’s “not sure what ‘alarm’ or ‘seriously annoy’ means,” but voted for the ordinance anyway. (Livingston Daily Press & Argus) …I’m not sure if I’m feeling more annoyed, or congratulatory.
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