It should be a felony to “annoy” a cop in New York, the state Senate has voted.
The New York State Senate passed a bill today that “creates the crime of aggravated harassment of a police or peace officer. The bill (S.2402), sponsored by Senator Joe Griffo (R-C-I, Rome) would make it a felony to harass, annoy, or threaten a police officer while on duty.”
More from Griffo:
“Police officers who risk their lives every day in our cities and on our highways deserve every possible protection, and those who treat them with disrespect, harass them and create situations that can lead to injuries deserve to pay a price for their actions.”
The bill establishes this crime as a Class E Felony, punishable by up to four years in prison.
“At a time when shocking incidents of disrespect and outright confrontation are at an all-time high, the men and women who patrol the streets of our cities deserve every possible protection we can offer them,” Senator Griffo stated.“My bill would make it a crime to take any type of physical action to try to intimidate a police officer. This is a necessary action because we can see from the rise in incidents that too many people in our society have lost the respect they need to have for a police officer. We need to make it very clear that when a police officer is performing his duty, every citizen needs to comply and that refusal to comply carries a penalty.”
Utica (N.Y.) Police Department Chief Mark Williams said he is “grateful” to see this bill pass through the Senate. Williams adds:
“Our police officers have a very dangerous job and need the support of our government leaders to help make them safe. All too often persons are physically challenging police officers in the line of duty. Currently in those instances where an officer is physically attack [sic](short of sustaining a physical injury) the lawful charge is only a violation. The consequences are way too low for the offender and it sends the wrong message to the public. Police officers are the public’s first line of defense to restore order in dangerous/chaotic situations. Citizens do not have the legal right to physically challenge the authority of an officer lawfully performing their duties. Threats, intimidation and physical force used upon our police officers not only erode respect for our criminal justice system, but also endanger the public as well.”
The bill is being sent to the Assembly.
I guess regular laws don't apply to cops... They're above regular humans so they get special treatment... A lot of comments on that website about this.
How about this:
What happens when the ones who do the shaking down are shook down? The interrogation, the harassment, let’s see how fun cops think it is when they get a taste of their own medicine.
Here is a little sample of what it looks like when we begin turning the police state inside out.
2min. video of payback and to make you realize what they're doing is wrong. WATCH THE VIDEO
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/talk-cops-ta...
or here is direct youtube link to video: