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Old January 25, 2012, 12:27 PM   #61
Tom Servo
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And I say again, if they had substituted "African Americans" for "New Yorkers", would anyone believe they weren't intending to target African Americans?
True, there would be outrage. However, "New Yorkers" are not a protected class, and it would be harder to bring litigation on Equal Protection grounds.

It wouldn't be impossible, but it would be difficult. We'd need to show instances in which folks from, say, Georgia were intentionally allowed to speed, but in which New Yorkers received tickets every time.

In practical terms, this is just glorified nose-thumbing, and I sincerely doubt law enforcement would implement it even if asked.

I don't know. Has anyone here actually driven in Tennessee? It's impossible to speed because everyone drives 5 mph below the speed limit in the passing lanes.
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