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Opening Arguments

!@#$ you, we're British

We may be getting too politically correct here in the colonies, but at least we don't have to worry yet about being socially correct:

In 1999, Parliament gave British police special powers to issue ASBOs (anti-social behavior orders) for drunk and disorderly behavior, noise, graffiti, littering, aggressive panhandling, riding bicycles on sidewalks and even failing to maintain a tidy garden. Such acts were deemed "likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress," according to the government's crime-prevention website.

Over the past six years, more than 4,600 ASBOs have been issued. Penalties for serious infractions such as multiple counts of harassment can reach up to $35,000 in fines or five years in jail.

On the other hand, anything that makes Santa clean up his act is probably a good idea.