“A diesel truck owner’s battle with the state of New Jersey is leading to the scrapyard. Mike Sebold initially received a letter from the state’s Department of Environmental Protection after listing his modified 2008 Ram 2500 on Facebook Marketplace. Officials took issue with the pickup’s deleted emissions equipment and, in turn, told Sebold his truck must be returned to stock or taken off the road. But after he decided to turn in his plates and keep it for off-road use, Sebold claims they’ve forced him to make an appointment with the crusher.”

Analyst Comment: The surveillance state is expanding at an alarming rate.