A woman, Sara Keiser, in Overland Park, KS was given a ticket earlier this week for having a bumper sticker on her car that was critical of the government. The bumper sticker read “Grand Oil Party” and was on her car when she arrived at the Metcalf South Mall to go to work. Unfortunately the mall is also a polling place during elections and while she was inside her office, someone who was going inside to vote noticed her bumper sticker and began to frantically call police and various members of the local government to find out what could be done. At one point they were even considering towing her car. Instead Keiser was ticketed for breaking a law that says “no one can campaign within 250 feet of a polling place” and the bumper sticker qualified her car as a campaign vehicle. Keiser was not given a monetary fine but she will be forced to appear in court in November.

Readers might recall a similar incident happening just a few months ago in GA when a woman, Denise Grier, was given a $100 ticket for having a bumper sticker on her car that read “I’m Tired Of All The BUSH**.” A judge in her county threw out that ticket but then Grier filed suit against the city for “emotional distress” and is also seeking punitive damages against the police officer who ticketed her for acting with reckless disregard of her rights.

Woman Ticketed For Political Bumper Stickers (Local6)
Nurse sues over ticket for anti-Bush bumper sticker (CNN)

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