16 Sep 1976, Binghamton, New York State, USA --- Original caption: 9/16/1976- Binghamton, NY- Vice President Nelson Rockefeller gives a crowd of young hecklers an upraised middle finger gesture at the Broome County Airport during a brief stop here Sept. 16, while on a campaign trip with Vice Presidential candidate Bob Dole (L, Background, out of focus). Rockefeller said he was "responding in kind" to the demonstrators. BPA2#4364. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
A fderal court in New York has ruled in favor of a man suing two police officers for pulling him over after he flipped the cops the bird. Patrick Jones wonders: Even though you could, why would you want to show a police officer your middle finger?