Posted on January 20th, 2011
We have some doozies – but the best way to make fun of our fair state is just to compare and contrast how we treat certain kinds of offenses.
It is a class 3 (the lowest kind) misdemeanor to possess marijuana. It is a more serious offense (class 1) to possess a plastic bag that holds the marijuana.
It is a felony to destroy a fence enclosing a cemetary. It is a misdemeanor to destroy a bridge going across a river.
It is a crime to make an unneeded ambulance request, but only in certain counties – in Wake county its apparently perfectly legal.
It is a class 2 misdemeanor to drive with expired registration. It is also a class two misdemeanor to punch someone in the face (unless its a man punching a woman or an adult punching a child – much more serious).
It is a class 2 misdemeanor to kill someone else’s livestock, but if you alter the brand on someone else’s livestock in an attempt to defraud them, thats a felony.
It is a more serious crime to conduct a Greyhound Race (class 1) than it is a cockfight (class 2)
I could go all day with this stuff, but I suppose I should get back to my job.