Angel Saldana sat in front of a steaming Christmas dinner, feasting on roast beef, candied yams and green beans. Behind him, a tall Christmas tree sparkled with colored lights and silver tinsel. A singing duo harmonized on carols.
A few years back, right around Christmas, I got a surprise in the mail that was anything but a gift: a speeding ticket from a town right outside Washington in Montgomery County, Md. My crime: going 38 m.p.h. in a 30 m.p.h. zone.