Breaking up with a significant other can send one’s emotions flying high and ultimately lead to less-than-sensible actions, some of which can often be illegal. That’s exactly what a woman from Zhejiang, China recently set out to do, and was eventually arrested for renting her ex-boyfriend’s car with the sole purpose of racking up traffic violations.
The woman, who is identified in local reports simply as Lou, is accused of carrying out a revenge plot against her ex by renting his Audi via a car-sharing app for $124 (800 yuan) per day and running red lights a total of not one, two, but 49 times(!) over a two-day span.
According to police, Lou’s ex-boyfriend Qian had recently broken up with her to pursue another relationship. This infuriated Lou, sending her down the slippery path of revenge that eventually led to the weird vehicular conspiracy.
Judge won’t stop California’s new rules for good conduct releases for 76,000 inmates
Inmates in the main exercise yard at Folsom State prison in Folsom in 2017. A Sacramento judge has rejected a request to stop the state’s new credit system for good behavior in state prisons, but said the district attorneys who asked for the injunction have a “likelihood” of winning their case. Randall Benton Sacramento Bee file
A judge in Sacramento has refused to halt the state prison system’s use of new good-time credit policies designed to speed up the release of more than 76,000 inmates, ruling that 44 California district attorneys could have sued to stop the new rules before they took effect May 1.
In an order issued late Tuesday, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Shama Mesiwala rejected a request for a preliminary injunction that would have forced the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to return to its old good conduct credit rules.
The judge issued a tentative ruling denying the injunction last week, but wrote then that there is a “likelihood” the prosecutors ultimately will prevail in their lawsuit.
Gun rights group threatens to sue San Jose over ‘unconstitutional’ firearm fees, insurance
The threat comes two weeks after the city made plans to enact a new gun control measure
Even though San Jose has not yet released details of its proposed ordinance requiring legal firearm owners to pay for the cost of gun violence, a Second Amendment advocacy organization is already launching a campaign to stop it from taking effect.
The National Foundation for Gun Rights on Wednesday sent a cease-and-desist letter to San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and the city’s ten city councilmembers formally threatening to sue them if they go through with enacting the legislation.
“Please be advised that should you pass the proposed ordinance and blatantly violate the constitutional rights of the residents of San Jose, my clients have authorized our firm to file a lawsuit against the City to protect the constitutional rights of their members,” San Francisco-based attorneys Attorneys David A. Warrington and Harmeet K. Dhillon, who are representing the Foundation, wrote.
They go on to argue that the proposed ordinance is unconstitutional because it imposes a “discriminatory tax that singles out citizens exercising their constitutional rights” and “seeks to punish citizens of your city who have committed no crime or offense.”
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