[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Armed CiTizen ShooTs ... Kills AcTive ShooTer --- At Tulsa Shopping CenTer

Trump administration rules gun shops 'essential' amid virus

Justice Department IG Finds Widespread Problems With FBI's FISA Applications

Justice Department Looking Into Senator's Stock Sell-Off

Why Are the Mainstream Media Ignoring Tara Reade's Sexual Assault Accusation Against Joe Biden?

Attorneys claim LMPD officers killed 26-year-old EMT in 'botched' police raid

NATIONAL GUARD IN SEVERAL STATES STOPPING VEHICLES, INTERROGATING DRIVERS AND EVEN GOING ‘DOOR TO DOOR’

Tampa megachurch pastor arrested after leading packed services despite 'safer-at-home' orders

This Too Shall PassÂ…

Beto says he’ll…

Patriots in Control of the Federal Reserve System

CBS News Caught Using Footage from an Italian Hospital to Describe Conditions in New York City

Rodney Howard-Browne, Megachurch Pastor Who Flouted Virus Rules, Arrested

FDA fast tracking makes Houston Methodist first hospital to treat COVID-19 with recovered patient’s blood

Chuck Norris Warns of Rebellion, Martial Law if America's COVID Strategy Doesn't Change

The Black Panther Party For Self Defense: The Original Police The Police

Appeals Court Says No Immunity For Cops Who Shot A Man Standing Motionless With His Hands In The Air

Start your Monday smart: Pandemic, stay home, equal pay, US census, culture online

Fed up - Trump blasTs Michigan Gov. ... ‘Half’ WhiTmer --- for public complainTs abouT ed’s coronavirus response

The missing six weeks: how Trump failed the biggest test of his life

We must invent a new world order now to stop Covid-19

Duke University uses vaporized hydrogen peroxide to clean N95 face masks for reuse

Dr. Vladimir Zelenko has now treated 699 coronavirus patients with 100% success using Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate, Zinc and Z-Pak

U.S. virus deaths could reach 200,000, Fauci warns as medical supplies run short

Biden campaign adamantly denies allegation of sexual assault

Police, Military Begin Door to Door Searches to Hunt Down New Yorkers Seeking Refuge

3 Ways We Can Pray for Our Nation

Nancy Pelosi Says .... House Democrats Will Vote --- To Block Trump’s Travel Ban

Joe Biden Said He Believes All Women. Does He Believe Tara Reade?

Who is Thomas Massie? ‘Masshole’ infuriates DC with coronavirus aid stunt

The NIH had 13 years to prepare for coronavirus but still didn't

Fighting Coronaphobia?

Like Cordwood

Dylan Sings Truth About the JFK Assassination

Marvel introduces superheros “Snowflake” and “Safespace” (and more Absurdity)

University Study Finds Fire Did Not Cause Building 7’s Collapse on 9/11

Cops Ticket, Arrest Disabled Woman for Legally Riding Her Assistive Scooter on the Sidewalk

Unhinged AcTor Michael RapaporT ... Goes AfTer Barron Trump --- in UnThinkably Evil Tirade

The Road to Coronavirus Hell Was Paved by Evangelicals

Johns Hopkins Covid-19 tracking site (Interactive Map)

Coronavirus - new Lays Champions League commercial (funny edit)

Video of Cop Shooting Tiny Chihuahua So Bad, Cop Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty

Our President

Beware a Government of Fear

Former Vice President Joe Biden Keeps Pushing Misinformation About Coronavirus. Here Are 5 Examples

NYPD is Raiding Sleeping Truckers Hauling Supplies During Outbreak, Impounding Cargo

Massive $6 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package a ‘Robbery in Progress’ Critics Warn

As 911 Gets Calls for Coughing Neighbors, Hotline Allows People to Snitch to Govt During Outbreak

Two Hundred and Thirty Years of Rights and Liberties Shredded: Why I Oppose The Lockdown

Coronavirus Patent (2007)


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

U.S. Constitution
See other U.S. Constitution Articles

Title: You could end up being behind bars if you annoy a police officer in an upstate NY county
Source: PIX-11, New York
URL Source: https://pix11.com/2019/11/13/you-co ... ficer-in-an-upstate-ny-county/
Published: Nov 14, 2019
Author: Associated Press
Post Date: 2019-11-17 13:09:43 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 231
Comments: 7

ALBANY, N.Y. — People who annoy an officer in one upstate New York county could find themselves facing jail time under a measure recently approved by a county legislature.

Under the Monroe County proposal, a person who annoys, alarms or threatens the personal safety of an officer could be punished with up to a year behind bars and up to a $5,000 fine.

Jamie Anthony, chief of staff for the Monroe County Legislature majority office, said county lawmakers passed the measure on Tuesday in a 17-10 vote. The county executive will hold a public hearing on the legislation and decide whether to approve it, she said.

The legislation also applies to first responders.

Some called the measure unconstitutional.

Iman Abid with the New York Civil Liberties Union said it will have a chilling effect on complaints against police. Abid said she is also concerned over what the legislation could mean for communities of color.

“Members of the community have every right to challenge police officers, particularly those that engage in unnecessary behavior,” she said in a statement. “At a time when more accountability of police departments is needed, this law takes us incredibly backward.”

In a statement last month, County Legislator Kara Halstead said she was proud to support legislation that “looks after those who look out for us.”

“This local law aims to crack down on behaviors of disrespect and incivility toward law enforcement and first responders in the hopes that these smaller incidents do not escalate,” she said in the statement.

A news release on the legislation also gave mention to people dousing uniformed New York Police Department officers with water.

Delores Jones-Brown, professor emerita at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said courts have found that the use of the words annoying or alarming in statue is overbroad and unconstitutionally vague.

The legislation, she said, could create a situation where people are scared to exercise their First Amendment rights. An officer could be annoyed by a person who asks them their badge number or who records them with a cellphone while on the job, Jones-Brown said.

“This statue definitely has the capacity to make people afraid to do that,” she said.

Jones-Brown added that a portion of the measure could survive a legal challenge — a section tied to conduct that threatens the personal safety of a police officer. Courts have found threats easier to define, she said, but they are not completely beyond interpretation.

Under the legislation, a prosecutor would have to prove that it was a person’s intent to threaten an officer’s personal safety, she said.

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

#1. To: Deckard (#0)

An officer could be annoyed by a person who asks them their badge number or who records them with a cellphone while on the job

Yeah. There you go. That's what prompted the legislation.

misterwhite  posted on  2019-11-17   15:19:33 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: misterwhite (#1)

An officer could be annoyed by a person who asks them their badge number or who records them with a cellphone while on the job

Yeah. There you go. That's what prompted the legislation.

After all this time, you just don't f-ing get it, do you?

It's legal in all 50 states to record police.

And you want to make it an arrestable offense for asking for a badge number as well?

You never were a fan of the first amendment whitey.

Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen.
The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning.
Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom.

Deckard  posted on  2019-11-17   21:17:14 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Deckard (#2)

Whitey's a douche bootlicker.

Fred Mertz  posted on  2019-11-17   21:27:45 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: misterwhite, Deckard (#1)

An officer could be annoyed by a person who asks them their badge number or who records them with a cellphone while on the job

Yeah. There you go. That's what prompted the legislation.

The proposed law passed the county legislature 17-10 on 12 Nov 2019. I have yet to see where this has been enacted into law by the county executive.

Intro. No. 297

LOCAL LAW NO. ____ OF 2019

ENACTING LOCAL LAW ENTITLED “PROHIBITED HARASSMENT OF A POLICE OFFICER, PEACE OFFICER OR FIRST RESPONDER IN MONROE COUNTY”

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF MONROE COUNTY, as follows:

Section 1. A person is guilty of harassing a police officer, peace officer or first responder when he or she intentionally engages in conduct against a police officer, peace officer or first responder, that intends to annoy, alarm or threaten the personal safety of the police officer, peace officer or first responder.

Section 2. The action must occur when such police officer, peace officer or first responder is in the course of performing his or her official duties and the person committing such act knows or reasonably should know that such person is a police officer, peace officer or first responder.

Section 3. Violation of this law shall consutute an unclassified misdemeanor punishable by up to one year of imprisonment and/or a fine of up to S5,000.00.

Section 4. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section, or part of this law or the application thereof to any person, individual, corporation, firm, partnership, entity, or circumstance shall be adjudged by any court of competent junsdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such order or judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section or part of this law, or in its application to the person, individual, corporation, firm, partnership, entity, or circumstance directly invoked in the controversy in which such order or judgment shall be rendered.

Section 5. This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing in the office of the Secretary of State.

Matter of Urgency
File No. 19-0240.LL

ADOPTION: Date:
Vote:

ACTION BY THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE
APPROVED: VETOED:
SIGNATURE: DATE:
EFFECTIVE DATE OF LOCAL LAW: _____________

What prompted the proposed law was expressed by its sponsors, Karla F. Boyce (District 5) and Kara C. Halstead (District 18).

October 8, 2019

To the Honorable
Monroe County Legislature
407 County Office Building
Rochester NY, 14614

Subject: Enacting Local Law Entitled "Prohibited Harassment of a Police Officer, Peace Officer or First Responder in Monroe County"

Honorable Legislators:

First Responders are vital members in our community. Each day they go to work and serve the residents of our community while risking their lives and keeping us safe. They often miss weekends, holidays and many of the events that we take for granted in order to protect the greater good. Their public service should be commended and respected.

Unfortunately, in Monroe County and across the State we are hearing stories of Police Officers and other First Responders being attacked or otherwise put in danger by members of the public. Just last month, an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) worker responded to a roadside incident and was bitten by two persons that the EMS worker tried to help. And across the State, we have heard reports of civilians throwing water at on-duty police officers.

Here in Monroe County, we have the opportunity to be leaders and to stand with our First Responders who protect residents each and every day. We believe it is imperative for Monroe County to make it clear that we will not stand for any interference in the work of our Police Officers and other First Responders. We must strive to keep our Police Officers and other First Responders safe and free from needless distractions, so that in turn, they can continue to keep us safe.

Therefore, we propose favorable action from the Monroe County Legislature to put in place additional protections for our Police Officers, Peace Officers and First Responders. Under this law, a violation will constitute an unclassified misdemeanor punishable by up to one year of imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $5,000.00.

The specific legislative action required is

1. Schedule and hold a Public Hearing on the proposed Local Law.

2. Enact a Local Law entitled "Prohibited Harassment of a Police Officer, Peace Officer or First Responder in Monroe County."

This Local Law will have no impact on the revenues or expenditures of the current Monroe County Budget.

We recommend that this matter receive favorable action by Your Honorable Body.

Sincerely,

Karla F. Boyce
Monroe County Legislature
District 5

Kara C. Halstead
Monroe County Legislature
District 5

nolu chan  posted on  2019-11-17   23:33:07 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Deckard (#0)

Under the Monroe County proposal, a person who annoys, alarms or threatens the personal safety of an officer could be punished

Liberals object to this law because they know that every time they open their mouths they annoy people.

misterwhite  posted on  2019-11-18   10:53:25 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Deckard (#2)

And you want to make it an arrestable offense for asking for a badge number as well?

Nope. I support the right of the residents of Monroe County to write legislation that punishes an individual who annoys, alarms or threatens the personal safety of an officer.

misterwhite  posted on  2019-11-18   11:06:11 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Deckard (#0)

" You could end up being behind bars if you annoy a police officer in an upstate NY county "

But probably not if you are a high ranking commicrat

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

"No one ever rescues an old dog. They lay in a cage until they die. PLEASE save one. None of us wants to die cold and alone... --Dennis Olson "

People that say money can't buy you happiness, have never paid an adoption fee

Stoner  posted on  2019-11-18   12:25:24 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com