Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Author Arrested For "Papers" Error

This post should give you chills. An author was arrested for having a different name on her Social Security card (maiden name) than on her Drivers License.

In short, she hadn't filled out the forms required to change her name on her Social Security card when she got married. When she was notified about it, she went down and filled out the forms, and got the new Social Security card as required... But some clerk at the SS admin didn't indicate the change, so they canceled her driver's license and put out a warrant for her arrest. BECAUSE OF A CLERICAL MISTAKE.

And so she was arrested and her car impounded. Because her papers weren't in order.

When did the United States become East Germany? Whatever happened to "common sense"?

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