I think I am going to start a "Ridiculous Crime Of The Week" post since the state of NJ supplies me with enough of them. On Friday a man was arrested in Cranford for possessing a hypodermic needle. I wasn't even aware that this was illegal, I don't even know why this is illegal though I can imagine. My guess is that the government believes that anyone with a hypodermic needle is going to use it to administer illegal drugs to themselves or someone else. If this is true then my question is what happened to innocent until proven guilty? Is it right to arrest someone for something they might do illegally because I can't think of anything else you can do with a hypodermic needle which would be illegal.
I know someone who gets flu shots in hypodermic needles from a doctor friend from theirs and gives it to us. Under this law does that mean that they can get arrested? How about when my friend is done with the needle? Is having the used needle illegal? Being arrested for such an inane thing is, in one word, ridiculous. I want to hear back from people on this issue, let me know what you think and don't hold back.
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