Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Don't get all testerical, Mr Police Chief.

The police chief of a small South Carolina town will ask a jury to decide if a woman broke the state's obscenity laws by driving a pickup truck with plastic testicles hanging from the back.

Bonneau Police Chief Franco Fuda ticketed Virginia Tice, 65, in early July at a local convenience store after spying the adornment dangling from her truck.

South Carolina law considers a bumper sticker, decal or device indecent when it describes, in an offensive way as determined by contemporary community standards, "sexual acts, excretory functions, or parts of the human body."
Right. So one would think that Bonneau cops hand those $447. tickets to every truck driver passing through town whose vehicle sports a version of the mudflap below, thus generating thousands of dollars in revenue for that hardscrabble burg.
That would be an incorrect assumption to make, however.

"This is certainly not a staple of my ticket writing in Bonneau," the police chief told Reuters on Wednesday.

From here.


Dr.Dawg said...

Fuda said if the fake testicles were a free speech issue, "I don't know what they would be trying to express."

Hahahaha! Where do they dig up these people?

JJ said...

Trucknutz are absolutely a free speech issue! I think they say a lot about anyone who bolts a pair onto their truck.

Where are the Free Speech Warriors when you really need them??

Niles said...

If the woman is sporting those things without a second thought on the truck, she's one woman in how many men who must own the things in the area?

You see them around cowboy country a lot on truck hitches. Seems to be sympathetic magic. Just like guys buying fake balls for their neutered dogs. Seems some men are poor fainting flowers who can't help but go into weeping fits at the very thought of a male anything deprived of the goods.

Older School said...

I really don't know what rock this cop crawled out from under and who nominated him the Morality Police. Cops are trained NOT to pass judgment or allow their own personal beliefs to interfere with their jobs. Fuda has taken this outdated and obscure law and interpreted it to suit his own personal version of morals.

This so called police chief really shouldn't even be a cop considering he was put in jail last year for non-payment of child support to the tune of $15,000. Oh yea, preach those high and mighty morals there, Chief.

By the way, the defendant is being represented pro bono by one of the most prestigious law firms in the area.

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