NYC Tackles Cell Phone Etiquette With Laws

from the it's-illegal-to-be-obnoxious dept

Of all places, I think most people would assume that New York City would be one of the last places in the world to outlaw any type of obnoxious behavior. However, they're looking at a proposed law that would fine people for using mobile phones (or letting it ring) at a performance. While I do hate it when people can't figure out how to turn their ringer off, legislating obnoxious behavior might be going a bit too far. I wonder if that means any of the various performances of symphanies using cell phones would require a special exemption permit...
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    LordSlakyr, 31 Oct 2002 @ 11:58am

    How would it be enforced without disruption?

    Would a police officer walk down the to the row with the offender with a little red flashing light on his cap, pull the guy out of his (or her) seat, and write a ticket?

    Or, I know, maybe we could have those futuristic little ticket dispensers that kick out a ticket everytime there is an offense. Put 'em on the back of all the chairs. What was it, Time Cop?

    Now, a law that allowed me to thump the guy on the back of the head -- that's justice!

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