Checkmate! Man Uses HOV Lane With Corporation Papers As His 2nd Person
(BEFORE IT’S NEWS) In a case that could very well have national implications, a man in California has received a traffic ticket for driving in an HOV lane while alone, although he says he wasn’t alone at all. Jonathan Frieman had another person with him, his corporation. In a move designed to get corporate personhood onto the front page for debate, Mr. Frieman will gladly pay his $481 fine in his cause to have corporate personhood overturned. From the RP4409 YouTube channel.:
When Jonathan Frieman of San Rafael, Calif., was pulled over for driving alone in the carpool lane, he argued to the officer that, actually, he did have a passenger.
He waved his corporation papers at the officer, he told NBCBayArea.com, saying that corporations are people under California law.
Frieman doesn’t actually believe this. For 10 years, Frieman says he had been trying to get pulled over to get ticketed and to take his argument to court — that corporations and people are not the same. Mission accomplished in October, when he was slapped with a fine — a minimum of $481.