Wednesday, January 31, 2007
More Long Forgotten Laws being Used.
Some of you might remember a few years ago in Michigan a long forgotten law, making it illegal to curse or swear in front of women and children, was actually used in a trial. And the judge ruled that it was still illegal to curse in front of children, but not illegal to do so in front of women. Now another old law is going threw the court system. And as it stands now any one having an affair can be charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, which is a felony with a sentence of up to life in prison. Now from what we can gather this law is being used not by an upset prosecutor with a cheating spouse, but to bust up a drug/sex ring. Although we can’t say for sure as we heard about it on the Colbert Report last night, and we went to their source the Detroit Free Press but they charge $2.95 just to read the full article, which is insane, (and just another reason to not buy their union crushing paper.) so we only have the first paragraph. (And we’re too lazy to try all the other papers for it.) But, we think this is a great idea for the average couple too. Why should to poor cheated on spouse have to go threw a long drawn out divorce, spending all their money on lawyers when they can send the jerk to jail where they will never have to see them again and keep everything. And then if later they want to divorce they can just sell off all their soon to be ex’s favorite things so that they can use it for child support later. Of course, this law will still most likely only be used in the most extreme cases, because think of what the strain it would be on an already overfull jail system, but imagine all the ways it can now be used to make jerks suffer. (“If you don’t leave her, I’m calling the cops.” or “If you don’t give me the house in the divorce I going to bring up the emails I have of your’s from Raul.”) Yahhh!!!! Blackmail!!! -T