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A Texas man who was arrested for failing to return an overdue library book ignited an online flurry of snarky comments and headlines about the Lone Star State extending its tough-on-crime bravado to books.
A Texas state law took effect in September that defines the failure to return library books as theft. The law, which doesn't trump stricter community ordinances, mandates up to a $100 fine per offense.
Land of the free...my ass
Land of the free yes, not land of the dont return your books and then dont pay the fines.
Sorry if you owe money you pay it, which can be completely avoided by not losing them or whatever in the first place.
Unless you managed to borrow the very first bible or something, how hard is it to pay a fine you deserve?
edit on 28-12-2013 by Biigs because: (no reason given)
Have Americans become so retarded that they cant return a book they borrowed?
Or refuse to pay the minuscule fine when they are so inept to return it?
I think you will find there was an extenuating circumstance to this case.