Seriously, it doesn’t get any better than this, via Morrissey;
Looks like Arizona Fever may be sweeping California. The state legislature will consider a proposal to make crossing borders a state crime punishable by six months in jail and a $1000 fine, a tough sentence for those just seeking access to the American dream. State and local police agencies will have to enforce the law, which appears to fly in the face of announced boycotts of Arizona from California and several of its cities (including Los Angeles and West Hollywood) for doing essentially the same thing.
Except that the new law isn’t aimed at those who cross the federal border. It’s aimed at those who cross the Hollywood elite’s barriers to crash parties:
Oh wait…it’s not to protect Californians, but Hollywood elitists? From riffraff Californians? Not sure if I care or not…
From LA Times;
The author of the legislation, Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Canada Flintridge), said crashers at high-profile events like the Academy Awards and other awards shows pose a threat to public safety that warrants a law in addition to the 25 sections of trespassing code already on California’s books. Portantino acted at the request of the Screen Actors Guild after some crashers breached security at the SAG Awards in January but were released because of legal loopholes.
“At some awards shows, folks were there without a ticket or credentials; they were asked to leave, and they didn’t,” Portantino said. “The question was raised whether current trespassing laws were written in a way that covers that sort of situation. We’re trying to bring clarity to the whole issue so law enforcement knows how to and has the discretion to handle it.”
Okay, now I know I don’t care.