Friday, January 6, 2012

Technically, That’s Illegal: A Blog and a Book

Ridiculous laws can be interesting and fun to read about.  But the fact is that they are not anomalous; rather, they engulf us all.  From people being detained for taking pictures of law enforcement officers or pictures with “no aesthetic value” (as determined by law enforcement officers), to people being imprisoned for failing to sod their lawn, to teenagers being forced to register as sex-offenders for typical teen shenanigans, author Ann Sattley demonstrates that we’re all at risk for detention, formal arrest, conviction of a crime, or even worse.  If you want to be entertained—or possibly infuriated—by our multiple levels of overreaching government, check out her blog, “Technically, That’s Illegal,” along with her book by the same name.  You’ll be happy—or possibly angry—that you did.


  1. "Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity." -- Christopher Hitchens

    Love your blog and your work!
    Found you while looking for information related to my own situation. I was arrested for calling 9-1-1 to report breaking and entering, trespass and burglary. The perp was a friend and co-worker of the deputy that responded and I was arrested and taken to jail where I spent the night in the big house.
    Keep up the good work! Love your dog!!! =)

    1. Thanks very much, Visner4Sheriff! I'll also pass your praise on to Knightly!