Dump a Couch, Lose Your Beemer


The Los Angeles City Council yesterday passed a new law allowing cops to seize the cars of people caught using them to dump trash, buy drugs, or "pander." Previously, you could only have your car legally stolen if you were caught soliciting a prostitute, or drag-racing in the streets. The reasoning behind the draconian punishment was classic:

Councilwoman Janice Hahn, who pushed for the punishments against those caught dumping furniture and large pieces of debris, said the law is necessary because nothing else has worked.