It is, perhaps, comforting to note that the U.S. justice system still has a bit of a soft spot for lovers.
Haisong Jiang pleaded guilty today to charges resulting from his desire to have a little more time with his girlfriend at Newark Airport. He ducked past a security checkpoint to get it in January. That prompted an evacuation of the airport.
The 28-year-old Rutgers student today showed he’s not only a romantic, he’s a stand-up guy.
|Haisong Jiang speaks outside Newark municipal court |
He was ordered to pay $500 and perform some community service.
When he graduates, he plans to move to California to be with his love.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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