Washington, LA — In the land of the free, if law enforcement witnesses you driving your personally owned vehicle with dark window tint or without your seatbelt on, they will pull you over and issue a citation, otherwise known as extortion. If you refuse to acknowledge this extortion, or attempt to resist it, you will be kidnapped and caged. If you refuse to be kidnapped and caged, you can and will have violence brought upon you, and can and will be killed. The Free Thought Project has reported on numerous traffic citations over the years, which started over victimless crimes and ended with someone getting beaten or killed.
While there is no shortage of videos of people being killed over seatbelt violations — or even dogs being killed by cops — we’ve never seen an incident in which someone was given a ticket for their dog not wearing a seatbelt.
All that has changed this week, however, as the infamously ticket-happy police department in Washington, Louisiana has made news once again for issuing a ticket to a resident because his dog wasn’t buckled up. Seriously.
Eric Champagne took to Facebook to express his anger over the incident. He explained that he was inside a Dollar Store in Washington when a police officer came inside demanding to know who Champagne’s vehicle belonged to.
The officer claimed someone had made a complaint after driving behind Champagne, claiming Champagne had been swerving. Without any investigation or review of evidence, the officer cited Champagne for careless operation. Then, for good measure, despite Champagne’s car being parked in a parking lot, the officer claimed that since his dog wasn’t buckled up now, he likely wasn’t buckled up then — so he wrote another citation for “no seatbelt (dog).”
Champagne explained on Facebook how it unfolded, “I asked him how is this legal that he can write me a ticket for something he did not see while I was driving outside his jurisdiction and he told me that a civilian called in and that was all the evidence he needed.”
Read more: Police State Madness — Man Given Traffic Ticket for Not Having a Seatbelt ON HIS DOG