Civil Liberties

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Police in Wilson, North Carolina, have charged Joey Ricky Carson with using profanity on a public road or highway. They say he responded with profanity when they asked him why he was sitting in his parked car on a local street. The law they charged him under was declared unconstitutional by a judge in another county two years ago. The local district attorney says that decision isn't binding in Wilson but he'll take it under consideration when deciding whether to pursue the case.