In March, the Grand Rapids City Commission repealed a 38-year-old law. A law that made annoying behavior a crime that was punishable by up to 90 days in jail.
The Chicago Tribune columnist who reported on this law change, John Kass, noted that, “if there’s one thing this country needs, it’s a law against people who are annoying”.
According to their City Attorney Catherine Mish, the reason that the law was struck down was not because the sentence for annoyance seemed a bit harsh. Instead, it was because the language of the law, “no person shall willfully annoy another person” was vague and unenforceable. I guess what might be annoying to one person… might be annoying to someone else?
DID YOU KNOW that in 1874, Bayer began marketing a cough medicine containing Diacetylmorphine…. which we now know as heroin.
Yes, another cat pic o’ day: