Friday, March 05, 2021

They're lagging on this, but better late than never

Drivers who unintentionally hit protestors blocking roads illegally may receive immunity, and protestors may face more severe charges for violent and obstructive behavior. State Representative Ron Gant (R-Rossville) discussed this “anti-riot” legislation on Wednesday in a press release. 

The bill would raise the penalty level for obstructing roads to a Class E felony, with a mandatory fine of $3,000 and the loss of voting powers. Those that unintentionally kill or injure protestors or rioters blocking roads would be immune from criminal charges. Additionally, those who throw objects at others or intentionally intimidates or harasses others may receive nearly a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. If someone throws an object and injures another, they may receive up to six years’ prison time.


  1. As usual, to little way to late.

  2. There must be lots of other quasi-legal ways they can be a pain in the ass, and they'll use them.

  3. Block me in traffic and I'm giving you a 31x10.5 and or a 158gr .357 XTP.


  4. Why does there need to be a law about this?

    1. To protect drivers from prosecutors.

  5. "Loss of voting powers"? Now there's a disincentive...

  6. The LAW is only as good as the prosecutor, if he doesn't charge and take the case to trial.

  7. In a perfect world, they'd receive a civic commendation, the thanks of a grateful community, and $500 free bodywork from participating repair shops.

    After 5, your next moving violation would automatically be discarded.

    And if anyone you hit managed to die, you'd get an Attaboy Pin from both the Darwin Awards, and Zero Population Growth.


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