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Illegal To Insult Cops?

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Revoltingest, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. Erebus

    Erebus Well-Known Member

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    One possible issue with the bill is that it opens up the potential for abuse. A cop might claim somebody insulted them even if they didn't. Even if the cop is using a body camera and is also using it to record audio,* it's easy for an individual voice to be drowned out amid the din. It would be the cop's word against that of a rioter.


    *which should really be the case any time police confront somebody in my opinion but that's a different debate.
     
  2. stvdv

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    I am not surprised. I expected it sooner in USA, though, usually USA is way ahead with such stunts. I have seen my government trying hard to trick us too in accepting such new laws. Even if we don't accept them, I would be highly surprised if they would not push them through anyway, if needed finding a good excuse using good old Covid19, or 21. Mark my words (not that I expect people would:D), won't take more than a few years. I hope I'm wrong, but seeing it in Hong Kong, China and now in USA (and Holland and etc.), I'm pretty sure this will be the New Normal sooner than I wish.

    But, I can see it in a positive way, nobody can obstruct justice soon, freedom is maybe gone or immensely limited for a while, but at least the usual criminality is also better eliminated. At least 1 positive outcome of this, IMO, horrible 'Brave" New Normal World.
     
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  3. averageJOE

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    Kentucky is saying that cops are thin skinned cry babies and not to hurt their feelings. It's a law designed for cops to masturbate their egos with (as if they need to do that any more). So, if passed, during the next police brutality protest that happens, when peaceful protestors are marching down the street chanting "No Justice, No Peace! F***k the Police!" police will use that as an excuse to attack the protestors and claim it was a "riot".
     
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  4. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Insulting a cop is a victimless crime.
     
  5. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    It doesn't appear so.
     
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  6. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    I'm not worried.
    It wouldn't stand up in higher courts.
     
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  7. stvdv

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    I'm not worried either, I'm too old for that;)

    "to worry or not to worry" is for the next generation:cool:

    You are an optimist I can see, we'll wait and see if you are a realist too:)
     
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  8. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Right or wrong, it's a healthy state of mind.
     
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    Someone should maybe tell the Pubs in Kentucky that there is this thing called the "1st Amendment".

    Interfering with an arrest is one thing that shouldn't be allowed, but voicing opinions is another.
     
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  10. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    And their governor...a Democrat.
     
  11. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane Shadow Wolf's Aspie sibling

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    I am not an optimist.
     
  12. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    And that is how democracy dies.. I say **** tha police.
     
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  17. fantome profane

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    I can’t help thinking about all the people who have already faced immediate summary judgment and execution for the crime of disrespecting a police officer.
     
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  18. blü 2

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    Dear me! A typo, surely?

    Great photo, btw.
     
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    I have no idea what any of that means lol
     
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