You read that completely right, a sanitation worker here in Atlanta was sentenced to 30 days in JAIL for picking up trash too early!!!!!
Apparently, Sandy Springs has an ordinance that trash pick-up can only occur from 7 am to 7 pm and that’s that. This worker came and picked up trash at 5 am and that is what prompted someone in the neighborhood to call 9-1-1. They actually called 9-1-1, not 4-1-1 for non emergencies but 9-1-1. I don’t get how that’s not something punishable by the law. Remember that guy that called 9-1-1 for a date? That’s pretty much the same thing. No one should be calling 9-1-1 because their sleep is being disrupted for a free service that helps them out.
Anywho, the prosecutor feels as though warnings are not enough so this man was sentenced to 30 days to be split over 14 weekends! ARE YOU FREAKIN SERIOUS RIGHT NOW???!!!!! You are taking a hard working man and putting him in jail for disobeying an ordinance of this nature? Hell, people being stalked don’t get this much justice. You have to go through hell and high water to get the police to take care of so many LEGITIMATE things and yet this is what they decide to punish someone for? I know people who’ve had weed in the car and got off with a warning. Hell, people pulled over for DUIs sleep it off in jail and sign themselves out the next day and get probation or a fine in the end.
As you can probably sense, I’m just a little ticked off by this. The sanitation worker has never ever done this before and he would’ve learned from the court experience in itself if you ask me or maybe just a fine. When you mess with people’s money, they normally don’t repeat that behavior unless they just don’t care. And if that was the case, fine him more, but jail is just too much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What do you think? Read the whole article from the link first and let me know.
Article from yahoo.com.
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