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The Law is the Law is the Law. Damnit.

539daw.jpgAnd don’t think that going into labor is gonna get you out of it.

A man in Massachusetts is appealing a $100 ticket he got for driving to a hospital in the breakdown lane of a gridlocked Boston highway while his wife was in labor.
The Boston Globe reports that a state trooper pulled over John Davis and his wife Jennifer for using the breakdown lane on Nov. 18.
The Dracut man says his wife’s contractions were three minutes apart. The couple says the trooper made them wait five to 10 minutes while he wrote a ticket for another car on Route 2, asked to see Jennifer’s belly to prove her pregnancy, then issued them a ticket.
The couple made it to Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. Their daughter was born five hours later.

How’s that for entitled parents? Pffft. You think just because you’re about to give new life to the world you’re supposed to be excepted from traffic laws? Hell no. That cop should’ve tased them both. And then escorted them back to their home and made them start again. The only problem here is that $100 wasn’t enough — how’s the Great State of Massachusetts gonna raise capitol if they let off soon-to-be-parents with a $100 slap on the wrist. Lock ‘em up. Make her have that baby in prison. That’s what I say! And then give that baby to DSS so it’ll be able to grow up a normal child outside the influence of those despicable traffic violators.

Oooooh. Cute baby.