The city commission in Grand Rapids Michigan has decided to remove a 38 year-old section of the city code that forbids a person from willfully annoying someone else. The city attorney Catherine Mish has been going through the city’s books to find outdated ordinances and remove them. She found laws prohibiting people from riding horses on a public sidewalk and another that allowed jail time for failing to return a library book. Mish said she recommended repealing the statue about annoying people because the wording was” unconstitutional in terms of being vague” and “simply unenforceable” She noted that while this law was removed other related laws such as obstructing someone in a public place or assault were still on the books.—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
City to Strike Ban on Being Willfully Annoying, http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/city-strike-ban-willfully-annoying-22764942; Accessed March 4, 2014.
Ephesians 4:29 (HCSB) No foul language is to come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear.