1.) You might think your mail is slow to arrive at your home or business, but don’t blame traffic laws. After sending the United States Postal Service notice after traffic cameras caught postal service vehicles breaking traffic laws 7 times, the city of East Cleveland found out that the Postal Service doesn’t have to obey traffic laws. The city received a letter from a USPS attorney stating the Postal Service enjoys federal immunity from state and local regulation. Mail carriers themselves must obey the law, but, since the Postal Service would not provide any of the drivers names, there couldn‘t be any prosecution.
2.) This week, women are allowed to wear pants in Paris. This past Friday, the minister of women’s rights revoked a little known 200 year old law which forbid women from wearing pants. The French passed the no-pants law in 1799 on the heels of the French Revolution. Lower class French citizens refused to wear knee-breeches fashionable among the upper classes at that time, and instead wore full-length pants. Women wanted to wear pants too, but were prohibited.
3.) Among the almost 2,500 weapons turned in over the weekend in Tampa, Florida … two rocket launchers. “Operation Gun Swap” provided people the opportunity to exchange their weapons for 75 dollars in cash and ticket vouchers for the Tampa Rays baseball team and the Tampa Lightning hockey team. Bomb technicians were called in to inspect the rocket launchers to make certain they weren’t loaded. The exchange was so successful that authorities ran out of cash and tickets.