Wednesday, May 28, 2008

D.A.: "It's Our Job to Prosecute Criminals, Not Barbers"

City News delivers a true gem with this report about a Houma, Louisiana barber charged with the heinous offense of...

Brace yourselves....

Being open for business on a Monday.

May 19th may have been a holiday in Canada, but it wasn't in the U.S. and they don't have the same closing laws we do. So when Clyde Scott began business as usual in his barbershop on the first day of the work week and gave a few students getting ready for their graduation ceremony a haircut, a cop quickly moved in and issued him a ticket.

The stylist was stunned when he saw the reason for the citation. There's apparently an obscure law on the books there that barbers aren't allowed to open on a Sunday or a Monday or any of a number of different holidays.

...Prosecutors are refusing to forge ahead with the idiotic charge and plan to ask the courts to strip it from the law books. "It's our job to prosecute criminals, not barbers," states District Attorney Joe Waitz Jr.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto

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