Want to go for a drive? I like to do that once in a while. It’s one of the simple pleasures of a free people.
Oh, but don’t do it in the Washington DC neighborhood of Trinidad. You’re not allowed.
Here’s how it works: armed government officials stop you on a public road and require that you show them your identification. You also tell them what you’re doing. If, according to armed government officials, you don’t have a “legitimate purpose” in the area—church visit and doctor’s appointment are the given examples—then armed government officials shall prevent you from using the public road.
There were eight murders in the DC area last weekend, so we need this. Feel safer?
Don’t worry. It’s temporary. Armed government officials say so.
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