#1
Man Fined $175 for Unbuckling His Seatbelt to Give Money to a Homeless Person
http://reason.com/blog/2016/06/13/man-fined-175-for-unbuckling-his-seatbel

Sometimes, you just have to admire the creativity of the police. When they don't have enough real criminals (or perhaps the word is "cash"), they can be endlessly inventive. In fact, the best among them can create nefarious miscreants out of saintly do-gooders.

That's exactly what happened up in Regina, Canada, last week, when police caught a man named Dane Rusk not wearing a seatbelt.

Why had Dane dared to disengage the safety device? He had been leaving the local mall, all buckled up, when he came to a stop sign:

"I stopped and looked and I saw this homeless guy holding a sign," [Dane] Rusk said. "I instantly felt sorry for him."

He unbuckled his belt to get to his wallet and give the guy $3. And for being in a car with his belt unbuckled, he received a $175 traffic ticket.

The panhandler was actually an undercover cop.

Moments after giving the guy some money:

Rusk was pulled over by police and issued a ticket.

"I said, 'What do you mean? I didn't talk to any police officer,' and he said, 'Well ya, you gave him money,'" Dusk said.

"I said, 'Oh, the homeless guy?'"

The person Rusk handed change to was an undercover cop, and Rusk received the fine for not wearing a seat belt.

Rusk said he was "pretty shocked" by the incident. "The ticket's $175 and the three dollars I gave to him – I'm out $178 all because I was trying to help out a homeless guy."

The police went on to explain that the real reason they went after Rusk was that intersections are dangerous and somehow he was contributing to that. But perhaps the biggest crime in Regina is trying to be a decent human being.


Lesson learned, good job Canada.
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#8
There are nice cops, but all the one's i have met are dick for the most part.
and whats been going on in the news lately, i don't have a lot of respect for po po

another note, don't give homeless people money. give them food and a job application.
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#9
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.
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Quote by WaterGod
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.
yeah, that's what happens
#11
175$?! What a fucking joke. That's more than a speeding ticket let alone a seat belt ticket, here in the states
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#12
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When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.

Says the anti-Catholic WaterGod


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#13
i have a friend that got arrested and put in a paddy wagon, or whatever the modern term is, with a bunch of other people for feeding homeless people.
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#14
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175$?! What a fucking joke. That's more than a speeding ticket let alone a seat belt ticket, here in the states


thats 175$ in monopoly money tho
#15
It wasn't for "being in a car with his belt unbuckled" but for driving without a seatbelt. That said, it's complete bullshit and I hope he wins in court to get the ticket dropped. This is also not the first time Regina City Police have done this.