Imagine you’re a huge Alanis Morissette fan and you end up in the hospital because of Alanis Morissette. Isn’t it ironic? Don’t you think? That’s what happened to a Jacksonville, Florida, man who listened to just enough of her music to drive his boyfriend crazy. 24-year-old Allen Casey was arrested for domestic battery for smashing his boyfriend in the face with a plate because he was listening to too much Alanis Morissette. Casey is in jail awaiting bail. His boyfriend was treated for cuts and released
A Wisconsin state appeals court has rejected a driver’s claim that traffic laws violate his religious rights by referring to him as a “person.” Jeffrey Manke had argued that his reading of the Bible
defines him as a “man,” rather than a person, so the law doesn’t apply to him. In a short opinion, the court said the dictionary definition of “person” includes “man” within it. The court said a number of other challenges he made were “equally unpersuasive.”
The great thing about this country’s legal system is that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. But that doesn’t help if you’re an idiot. Two guys, ages 19 and 21, both of Naples, Florida, were picked up on suspicion of breaking into a house. They denied doing anything wrong, but a video camera installed inside the patrol car taped them discussing the specifics of the burglary and passing around a joint. They now face charges of burglary, grand theft and marijuana possession.