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Mon Aug 17, 2015, 03:23 PM

Spain: Woman fined for Facebook post of police car

It could be worse:

Woman fined for Facebook post of police car

By WTOP Staff August 17, 2015 8:38 am

WASHINGTON — A woman has been fined the equivalent of nearly $900 for a photo she posted on Facebook recently.

In the town of Petrer, in Alicante, southern Spain, a woman took a photo of a police car parked in a handicapped-only spot. She posted the photo to Facebook, saying (in a rough and slightly cleaned-up translation) “Park where you darn well please and you won’t even be fined.”

Within 48 hours, the police had tracked her down and fined her 800 euro (about $886).

She was fined under the seemingly ironically titled Citizen Security Law, which has been the subject of demonstrations in Spain and has been criticized by groups including Amnesty International, The Guardian reports. The law prohibits “the unauthorized use of images of police officers that might jeopardize their or their family’s safety or that of protected facilities or police operations.”

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Hoppy Aug 2015 #1

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Mon Aug 17, 2015, 03:54 PM

1. Does Spain have Dunkin' Donuts? How close was the cop car to the Dunks?

 

Was Dunks having a sale?

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