TheNewspaper.com Roundup: April 2, 2018

In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup!

–AZ upholds rental car tax–

–Iowa Court refuses to allow cop to lie–

–Maryland considers relief from excessive toll road fines–

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Arizona Court Upholds Constitutionality Of Rental Car Tax
Does the state of Arizona have the constitutional power to tax rental car drivers to pay for the construction of sporting arenas? The state Court of Appeals earlier this month said yes, it does.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Iowa Appeals Court Refuses To Allow Cop To Lie
Nathaniel Scott Akers walked free on marijuana possession charges earlier this month after the Iowa Court of Appeals caught the arresting officer telling too many lies. The three-judge appellate panel handed down the decision after reviewing dashcam video of Akers being pulled over for having “a tail light out.”

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Maryland Considers Relief From Excessive Toll Road Fines
The Maryland House Transportation Committee on Thursday will consider offering relief to motorists hit with thousands of dollars in toll road fines. The proposal, which passed the state Senate unanimously earlier this month, would give the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) the power to forgive tolling debts over $300 if they are accrued in a 30-day period under extenuating circumstances.

Monday, March 26, 2018
France: Speed Cameras Covered, Burned, Sprayed
On Saturday, vigilantes in Glanville, France, torched the speed camera on the RD45 using branches and an old tire, Ouest France reported. In Mamirolle, the newly installed camera on the RN57 was spraypainted black last week Sunday. According to L’Est Republicain it was spraypainted white just two days later, with phallic decorations added to the side. In Montargis, over a half dozen speed cameras were wrapped in black plastic on Tuesday, La Republique du Centre reported. The speed camera on the D2 in Ancteville was spraypainted black last week Sunday, according to La Manche Libre.

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