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Old 03-16-2009, 06:42 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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We have the same thing here. Also, how many people care about the jails here? I don't plan on committing any crimes.
Everyone has probably unknowingly committed a crime at some point because there are so many laws and regulations. Don't believe me start reading the laws...
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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Everyone has probably unknowingly committed a crime at some point because there are so many laws and regulations. Don't believe me start reading the laws...
Definitely agreed. Technically, just 1 mph over the speed limit and you're a law breaker. I would love to know how many laws the average person breaks during their lifetime. This includes laws that they willfully break and those that you break and aren't even aware of.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Sin City
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Here are some odd laws in California.

It is illegal to skateboard on walls "or other vertical surfaces" in Palo Alto.

Wearing a sweatshirt inside-out is deemed a "threatening misdemeanor" in Half-Moon Bay.

In 1930, the City Council of Ontario (California) passed an ordinance forbidding roosters to crow within the city limits.

In Los Angeles, you cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.

In California, animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.

Peeling an orange in your hotel room is banned in California

Redwood City has outlawed the frying of gravy.

In Santa Clara, it is forbidden to dedicate parking spaces to the patron saint of television.

Prostitutes in San Francisco are not obliged to make change for bills larger than $50.

The city of Mountain View proscribes calling pet fish by "names of aggressive content, e.g. 'Biter', 'Killer', 'Sugar-Ray'"

Bicycles may not be ridden without "appropriate fashion accessories" anywhere in Santa Clara County

In Blythe, California, a person must own two cows in order to legally wear cowboy boots in public.

It is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license.

Community leaders passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to try and stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water.

It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Blvd. at one time.

It is illegal to whistle for a lost canary before 7 am in Berkeley, CA.
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