Friday, August 03, 2007

Flash Players

The state legislature tossed out a bill on Wednesday that would have reformed the notorious "prayer for judgment continued" system that allowed speeders in the state to get out of paying fines. But yesterday the Democrats brought it back and got it passed, with modifications, and it's on its way to The Guv for his signature.

'Bout time.

The magic words in court, "Your Honor, I'd like to enter a prayer for judgment continued," known to every 20-year-old from Murphy to Manteo, will no longer work as a get-out-of-jail-free card if -- IF -- the miscreant was going more than 25 mph OVER the speed limit.

Same goes for the other legal dodge, a claim of "improper equipment," as in, "Your Honor, Sir, my speedometer wasn't working."

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