10/22/2022 Law Enforcement   Leave a comment

As I was rummaging through my collection of books I discovered one I forgot I had. It was buried beneath a pile of other useless information. It’s called Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader and I gave it a quick read. Being a former cop and an employee of the Maine Criminal Justice System, I tend to read things about the courts and laws before anything else and I’m glad I did. The Bathroom Reader made me aware of some strange and ridiculous laws from around the country. Here are just a few.

  • The law prohibits barbers in Omaha, Nebraska, from shaving the chests of customers.
  • In St. Louis Missouri, it’s illegal for you to drink beer out of a bucket while you’re sitting on a curb.
  • In cotton Valley, Louisiana, law forbids cows and horses from sleeping in a bakery.
  • The maximum penalty for double parking in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is working on a chain gang with nothing to eat but bread and water.
  • In the state of Alabama, it’s illegal to play dominoes on a Sunday.

  • In Las Vegas Nevada, it’s against the law to pawn your dentures.
  • If your 88 years of age or older, it’s illegal for you to ride your motorcycle in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
  • In California, it’s illegal to hunt whales from your automobile. It’s also against the law to use your dirty underwear as a dust rag.
  • It’s illegal to sleep with your boots on in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • In Natoma, Kansas it’s illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits.

These 10 items are mild compared to some of the others I’ve seen over the years. We Americans are great at passing a law after law but very lax in eliminating silly crap like this from the rolls. I’m going to make an effort to finds a few that are even crazier than the ones you just read.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE, MY ASS

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