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Thursday's Three Burning Legal Questions

Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.

1) Question: Yes, I hit my good-for-nothing brother in the face with a styrofoam plate. So what? Why are the police at my door?

Answer: To arrest you for assault with a styrofoam plate. (NWF Daily News, Man accused of attacking brother with Styrofoam plate)

2) Question: I'm a public school teacher. When a deaf student in my class "signs" his name with his hands, it looks a bit like he is making a finger gun. Finger guns are prohibited in our school. He is going to need to change his name, right? 

Answer: Of course. (Jonathan Turley, Nebraska School Officials Allegedly Ask Parents Of Deaf Toddler To Change His Signed Name Because It Looks Like A Finger Gun)

3) Question: Here in the U.K., our streets are monitored by thousands of closed-circuit surveillance cameras. I am one of the CCTV operators in the monitoring center, and I just saw some footage of a couple having sex right outside of their house! Is it a problem if I download the footage to my mobile phone and share it with some of my mates?

Answer: Yes, you could be charged with violating the Data Protection Act (and fired). (WiredU.K. Govt. Employee Arrested for Downloading Surveillance Footage of Couple Having Sex)

Posted by Bruce Carton on August 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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