Concealed Weapon

Ok, ok. I'm getting the picture now. Librarians complained about the Patriot Act, so now we all have to suffer.

First, we're not allowed to carry almanacs in our cars. Then, we can't take comic books onto ferries. Now, we're not allowed to take bookmarks onto airplanes. And I thought Laura Bush was all pro-reading and stuff.

Airport police said it resembled a weighted weapon that could be used to knock people unconscious. So the 52-year-old special education teacher was handcuffed, put into a police car, and charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

Of course, this bookmark (pictured) does look a little dangerous. Imagine how much damage a 52-year-old teacher could do with that. My knuckles hurt just thinking about it.

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