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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Like this stands a snowball's chance in hell of being passed

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When massive demonstrations against racial injustice erupted across the nation last summer, protesters used an increasingly common tactic to draw attention to their cause: swarming out onto major roads to temporarily paralyze traffic. 

This method sometimes resulted in searing images of drivers plowing through crowds, causing serious injuries and in some cases, deaths. 

Now, Republican politicians across the country are moving to stop the road-blocking maneuver, proposing increased penalties for demonstrators who run onto highways and legal immunity for drivers who hit them. The bills are among dozens introduced in Legislatures aimed at cracking down on demonstrations.

14 comments:

  1. I can see the opportunity for a small business startup. Installing cow catchers on the front of cars, to move people out of the way, while driving along the interstate. Instead of a cow catcher, we could call it an idiot relocator.

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    1. Protester pusher model 2021

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    2. Pedestrian Punter

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    3. 2ft spikes would be more efficient....

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    4. Double wing snow plow on a pick up

      https://www.worktruckonline.com/fc_images/products/m-western-1.jpg

      Nemo

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  2. Probably not gonna help as we already know criminals don't obey the law and the DA's let them out without charges anyway.

    because this isn't fixable this way.

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  3. It’s about a good as the genius that proposed the bigfoot bill some time back. The dimwits that actually still believe laws are made for the common good are truly a gullible bunch. They are the one who will ultimately be the cause of demise of this once great country. They will willingly hand it over because “laws”............

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  4. Anything the republicans do for at least the next 4 years will be literal lip service which they know has zero chance of passing. Fool me once, fool me a million times..
    repubs useless - dems evil - country fucked.

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    1. State legislatures will pass them.

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  5. Tourism during riot season. I'm taking investors.

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  6. Doesn't mean a thing.

    Just look at all the self-defense laws that allow one to defend oneself, others, and their property. But if you are determined to be white, if you shoot one minority thug, in complete self defense, even Republican prosecutors will find a way to hammer you.

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  7. The AP article is some really biased crap, isn't it? Lots of references to 'protesters being run down' and such, zero mention of the 'protesters' who were trying to break their windows when they decided to hit the gas.

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  8. These are state laws being created where Republicans still rule. No correlation to coastal lawlessness.

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    1. Republicans never, ever rule - they merely govern; not out of benevolence, of course, but merely out of general spinelessness. Only the Dems understand how to rule.

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