Question of the Week: What New Laws Do We Need?

Chief Bratton and the LAPDAs Cybele mentioned in two posts this week (here and here), new state laws will go into effect tomorrow regarding driving, minimum wage, urban blight, and more.

Nothing terribly unreasonable or ridiculous like some previous California and local laws outlined at USLaw.com. For example:

  • In Los Angeles courts it is illegal to cry on the witness stand.
  • In Los Angeles a man is legally entitled to beat his wife with a leather belt or strap, but the belt can’t be wider than 2 inches, unless he has his wife’s consent to beat her with a wider strap. Consent should be given prior to the event, as is carefully stipulated.
  • In Los Angeles, you cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.
  • The Santa Monica, Calif., City Council recently proposed that men be allowed to use women’s public restrooms when there’s a line of three or more at the mens’ room, and vice versa.

Which bring us to this week’s question: what local or state laws do you think should be made and passed? Or are there any archaic or ridiculous laws that you feel need to be repealed?

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2 Replies to “Question of the Week: What New Laws Do We Need?”

  1. i want a $500 fine for as well as a dedicated phone number to report jack asses that throw their cigarette butts out the window. i see this everyday.

  2. Call 911 tell them you found a drunk driver. More than likely if you’re throwing a cigarette out of the car, you’ve also been drinking scotch or vodka.

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