What Do You Think?

Apparently in Muncie, Indiana a man painted his own crosswalk and was charged with criminal mischief. There is an intersection with stop signs in a residential area and people didn’t usually stop. So Whitney Stump called the city and the sign department to get a crosswalk painted. The city said that since it wasn’t near a school it wasn’t necessary. So he went out bought paint and did it himself.

So what do you think about it? Since the pedestrian would have the right away is there really a problem with the crosswalk? The city doesn’t have any plans to remove it. The reason I think it might be ok that he painted it himself is that it was forbidden. I don’t like the mentality that government seems to have with “if it isn’t required it is forbidden”. How about you?

(HT: BoingBoing)

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