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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 11:56 PM
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Oct.S'prize? Police Ticket Woman For Her Bumper Stickers - Poll 2 DU
With only about four shopping days left in these "October Surprise Holidays," the GOP is leaving no stone unturned. All buttons are being pushed and all rocks are being turned over. Nothing is too petty or illegal.... as long as you don't get caught. Like in this situation. In other words.... business as usual.

Woman Ticketed For Political Bumper Sticker


"Mall Worker Heads To Court In November"


POSTED: 9:43 am EDT October 27, 2006


Sara Keiser's bumper sticker

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A Kansas woman said she was ticketed for having political bumper stickers on her car. On Wednesday, Sara Keiser was cited in connection with campaigning illegally because she parked her car at Metcalf South Mall, which is a polling place during elections.

The law states that no one can campaign within 250 feet of a polling place.

Keiser said she wasn't at the mall to vote or to campaign. She was there to go to work. "I work here. My office is upstairs. I'm here every single day," Keiser said.

She said someone going to the mall to vote noticed her car parked out front and called police. "They contacted all kinds of people in Kansas government about what to do. Apparently at one point, they were thinking about towing my car," Keiser said. The car wasn't towed, but an officer wrote her a ticket.

"The officer seemed as confused as I did and a little uncomfortable," she said. "(The ticket) stated that my car is a campaign vehicle, which obviously took me aback."

She said she prefers to park close to the front doors of the mall, but now she must park around the corner and out of sight of the polling place. Keiser didn't receive a monetary fine, but she must report to court in November.

Latest Survey Talley:

Q: Do you think the officer was right to ticket this woman?
Percentage of 11909 Votes
Yes, she broke the law. 1509 13%
No, the law was misinterpreted in this situation. 10400 87%

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*** - The story didn't explicitly say so, but since the above bumper sticker in question displays the pejorative: Grand "Oil" Party, we can safely assume that these were Re- :puke:s who did the complaining to the government and cops. I wonder if anyone checked what was own their car's bumpers?

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spag68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:15 AM
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1. It's 87%,
How goofy is it that 13% think she deserved the ticket????
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:26 AM
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2. There's one other little point....
"she parked her car at Metcalf South Mall, which is a polling place during elections.

Is it November 7th already?!?!?! Must have something to do with that Daylights Savings Time deal....

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