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Drop Those Chips and Put Up Your Hands

North Carolina police staged a military style raid to protect the pubic from….a poker game.

After wasting taxpayers’ money with a ten month investigation, they burst into a home poker game and arrested 27 people, including an assistant prosecutor.  They confiscated all the money they could find, including, according to one report, cash that people had in their purses and wallets.  Then they went after people who weren’t at the game, but had played on other occasions.

Doesn’t that make you feel safer?

The police were enforcing a law from 1802 that prohibits laying any time of game, in your home, that uses dice or cards.  Better find a good hiding place for your Monopoly,  Sorry! and Cranium.

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2 Comment(s)

  1. I just noticed an embarrassing typo:

    “North Carolina police staged a military style raid to protect the pubic from…”

    Harley | May 8, 2008 | Reply

  2. Damn spell checker.

    But just for fun, I’m going to leave it that way.

    Dave Hitt | May 8, 2008 | Reply

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