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Person in viral ‘DOJ’ photo begs for post to be taken down

We told him to let the picture serve as a useful reminder

Can you count the violations committed by this motorcycle rider? PHOTO FROM FACEBOOK

If you follow our Facebook page, you must have seen the photo we shared this morning. It shows a person riding a motorcycle with a “DOJ” vanity plate instead of a legitimate one. His shirt says “Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking.” Also, he is not wearing a helmet, and he has a pair of slippers on. All violations of traffic rules, obviously.

As you might expect, people got pissed. How dare a Department of Justice employee (if indeed he is) behave like this? In broad daylight, for everyone to see. How ironic, right?

Well, the guy sent us a message, which our social media team is sharing with you. Read on.


To be clear, we do not want this fellow to lose his job. But we want him—and his kind—to learn a valuable lesson. Which is that every action has a consequence. It may not be today or tomorrow, but it will come. Be ready to deal with it when it does.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.