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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

No Justice For Penis Snowman

Not too far away in New Windsor, some clever folks built a nice big cock out of snow on their front lawn. This didn't sit well with the local police who crept onto the lawn and beat the cock with shovels (and not in a good way), destroying it. This raises lots of issues. For starters, does the First Amendment protect the right to make a snow-penis on your front lawn? (I say yes). More importantly, the police violated the due process rights of the couple that made the snow-cock. The police have no legal right to show up at someone's house and destroy something they find offensive. If they thought the nice big cock was illegal, the proper action would have been to confiscate it (putting it on ice so it didn't melt) and then arrest the couple for "making a penis out of snow". If found guilty in a court of law, then - and only then - would the police be justified in choking the chicken.

Money quote:

"We probably weren't 100 percent correct in going on the property and knocking it down," New Windsor Town Supervisor George Meyers said. "But our intentions were pure. Some people were offended. There are school buses going by there all day."

Special thanks to cock-loving Jenny for forwarding me the story.