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MA Treasurer Arrested for 3 Peaches at Airport

boot1780 (807085) writes | about 7 years ago

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boot1780 (807085) writes "The treasurer for the state of Massachusetts announced that he and his family arrested by US Customs officials and "treated like criminals" on their way back from Italy due to three peaches in his daughter's carry-on bag. "It felt like we were being interrogated and found guilty without any process, no explanation, no rundown of our rights," he said. He was told he had to pay a $300 fine or spend a night and jail, but wasn't told that paying the fine waived any right he had to an appeal. Well, they nabbed the girl with the three peaches. Any word on Osama yet?"

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Peaches in MA? Bah!!! (1)

WhiteRider (1129293) | about 7 years ago | (#20506875)

Doesn't he know that peaches belong in Georgia?!?!?

You never know when those Massachusettians (?) are going to take over the peach industry!

Sorry, you're right (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20510819)

Sorry, you're right, politicians should be above the law.

Or you're right that allowing new plant pests into the country is a great idea and everyone should bring more fresh fruit back from overseas. I mean, the potato blight was great, and Dutch Elm Disease is a joy.

Or we should be upset when white people (presumably -- I can't imagine Mass voting for anything else) are subject to the criminal justice system that is really just for those dirty "other" types?

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