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2017-04-18 09:15:19 AM  
I hate Illinois Tennessee Nazis...
 
2017-04-18 09:24:26 AM  
"There's a line between protesting and terrorism, and it's about ten thousand farking miles wide"

Is what the idiot meant to say.
 
2017-04-18 09:27:47 AM  
What kind of deplorable person would run over somone at all?
 
2017-04-18 09:35:24 AM  
I guess Tennessee has decided to take the concept of "red meat for the base" literally.
 
2017-04-18 09:43:46 AM  
Does this involve Mary Woronov's boobs?
 
2017-04-18 09:52:22 AM  
I have absolute *PROOF* that the Republicans are Nazis:

i68.photobucket.com

See that guy sitting next to "Malthilda the Hun" in her Karmann-Ghia buzz bomb?  That's "Herman the German", her navigator.  The actor who played him is Fred Grandy, former Republican congressman from Iowa.

It doesn't get any more clear than that.
 
2017-04-18 10:18:15 AM  
Aim for the MAGA hat!
 
2017-04-18 10:18:31 AM  
"There's a line between protesting and terrorism, and what we're dealing with was terrorism out there," North Dakota state Rep. Keith Kempenich, a Republican, told The Washington Post about his bill.

Dear God, bring this brave, brave hero a fainting couch.
 
2017-04-18 10:20:07 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-04-18 10:20:39 AM  
A law that ensures I can't be sued if some dumb ass protester jumps in front of my car while I'm driving down the road?  OMFG the outrage!!!!!!

Libs, stop being morons about this.
 
2017-04-18 10:23:31 AM  
This sounds like "stand your ground" except with vehicles and roads instead of guns and houses.
 
2017-04-18 10:24:36 AM  

edmo: What kind of deplorable person would run over somone at all?


Can't get in the way of some sorry redneck fark going to Chick Fil A.
 
2017-04-18 10:25:24 AM  

Johnny Rockets: A law that ensures I can't be sued if some dumb ass protester jumps in front of my car while I'm driving down the road?  OMFG the outrage!!!!!!

Libs, stop being morons about this.


Yes, because your right to be somewhere RIGHT NOW overrules their 1st amendment right to peacefully protest, oh right, it doesn't, and this law will be tossed as unconstitutional the first time it's challenged.
 
2017-04-18 10:26:17 AM  

Johnny Rockets: A law that ensures I can't be sued if some dumb ass protester jumps in front of my car while I'm driving down the road?  OMFG the outrage!!!!!!

Libs, stop being morons about this.


A law that ensures it would have been legal for cops or civilians to plow through thisimg.fark.netCons stop being authoritarian idiots.
 
2017-04-18 10:28:16 AM  
Although when you shut down highways and endanger lives, you're no longer protesting. You've decided you want to Mad Max things up a bit, and can't really be surprised when the drivers accept your challenge.
 
2017-04-18 10:28:50 AM  
"There's a line between protesting and terrorism, and what we're dealing with was terrorism out there," North Dakota state Rep. Keith Kempenich, a Republican, told The Washington Post about his bill.

I suppose if you squint and you hit them HARD enough, they explode kind of like a suicide bomber would?

/my god, this is insane
 
2017-04-18 10:29:03 AM  
edmo

What kind of deplorable person would run over somone at all?

Imagine you are trying to get through a line of protesters, you really have no interest in whatever they are talking about. You are creeping through, riding the brake and you bump ever so lightly one and they flop on your hood like LeBron in the playoffs.

This is the shiat they are talking about with this law.
 
2017-04-18 10:29:26 AM  

Johnny Rockets: A law that ensures I can't be sued if some dumb ass protester jumps in front of my car while I'm driving down the road?  OMFG the outrage!!!!!!

Libs, stop being morons about this.


Or......a law that makes it easier to get away with vehicular assault/assault w/ a deadly weapon/reckless endangerment if some dumbass driver decides his time is too important to just wait.
 
2017-04-18 10:29:50 AM  
Standing in someone's way is terrorism now?
 
OOF
2017-04-18 10:30:35 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-04-18 10:31:26 AM  
"A person shall not be immune from civil liability if the actions leading to the injury were willful or wanton."

Well, at least the wording is not vague and completely subjective. There's no possible way this will be abused.

Tennessee state Sen. Bill Ketron said in his statement "citizens have the right to protest" but that "[p]rotesters have no right to be in the middle of the road or our highways for their own safety and the safety of the traveling public."

He went on: "Therefore, for their own safety, I've made it legal for MAGAtards to run them down."

What is it about conservatives that makes them approach literally every issue with an eye towards being the biggest asshole possible?
 
2017-04-18 10:32:12 AM  
When's the governor going to shake Frankenstein's hand, subby?
 
2017-04-18 10:33:14 AM  

nytmare: This sounds like "stand your ground" except with vehicles and roads instead of guns and houses.


img.fark.net
 
2017-04-18 10:34:24 AM  
If you intentionally run a protester over, that is still homicide, even with these laws.  However, with blocking interstates and other highways becoming an increasingly popular form of protest, there have been numerous incidents of protesters getting ran over, especially at the start of the protest, when traffic has not yet had time to adapt to the road being blocked.  In situations where protesters are accidentally ran over, the driver should have protection, and the burden should have to be on the state to show that the driver had moved their vehicle towards the crowd with the intent of causing harm.

Also, stop blocking highways, it doesn't win you any support for your cause, and it just needlessly puts people at risk.
 
2017-04-18 10:36:27 AM  
xalres:

What is it about conservatives that makes them approach literally every issue with an eye towards being the biggest asshole possible?

I know! I just want to get to work, but all these damn conservative BLM/Antifa members keep blocking the roads. What a bunch of jerks!
 
2017-04-18 10:36:29 AM  
OOPS, sorry.
I had a senior moment and switched the gas with brakes.
 
2017-04-18 10:36:38 AM  

Johnny Rockets: A law that ensures I can't be sued if some dumb ass protester jumps in front of my car while I'm driving down the road?  OMFG the outrage!!!!!!

Libs, stop being morons about this.


Do you really think without this law you would be liable if someone, protester or otherwise, jumps into the middle of the road in front of your car?
 
2017-04-18 10:37:19 AM  

robodog: Yes, because your right to be somewhere RIGHT NOW overrules their 1st amendment right to peacefully protest, oh right, it doesn't, and this law will be tossed as unconstitutional the first time it's challenged.


Dude, you can not even be serious with that argument.  So if I'm driving home from work and suddenly some dumb ass runs onto the freeway and jumps in front of me, I'm at fault if they get hit?  This isn't protecting someone who gets pissed off and aims for a protester, it's to protect people who have made the effort to avoid hitting someone.

Also, the 1st Amendment does not give you the right to impede others, so just stop with that ridiculous bullshiat.
 
2017-04-18 10:37:33 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: edmo

What kind of deplorable person would run over somone at all?

Imagine you are trying to get through a line of protesters, you really have no interest in whatever they are talking about. You are creeping through, riding the brake and you bump ever so lightly one and they flop on your hood like LeBron in the playoffs.

This is the shiat they are talking about with this law.


OK, but do you have any examples that actually happen in the real world instead of in your fevered imagination?
 
2017-04-18 10:40:31 AM  

Johnny Rockets: Dude, you can not even be serious with that argument. So if I'm driving home from work and suddenly some dumb ass runs onto the freeway and jumps in front of me, I'm at fault if they get hit?


You're at fault if some dumbass kid runs onto the freeway after their ball and jumps in front of you.  I fail to see the difference, honestly.
 
2017-04-18 10:40:39 AM  
Tennessee state Sen. Bill Ketron said in his statement "citizens have the right to protest" but that "[p]rotesters have no right to be in the middle of the road or our highways for their own safety and the safety of the traveling public."

It's illegal for a pedestrian to be on a highway WHY DON'T THE POLICE DO THEIR farkING JOBS?!  Is it too much for them to arrest the people being where they are not supposed to be?  I thought Rs didn't want more laws but for laws to be enforced?  I mean they all want smaller government.
 
2017-04-18 10:41:49 AM  

gilgigamesh: Do you really think without this law you would be liable if someone, protester or otherwise, jumps into the middle of the road in front of your car?


This isn't about being found liable of a criminal infraction, it's about protection from being sued.  Some dumb ass tries to sue you because you hit them while they were taking part in a protest and it's already been determined that the driver was not responsible.....lol, no lawsuit for you.

Stop trying to spin this into a free pass to mow down protesters.
 
2017-04-18 10:42:55 AM  

xalres: Well, at least the wording is not vague and completely subjective. There's no possible way this will be abused.


I hate to break it to you, but 90% of the law is vague and subjective. A lot of people think that's the right way to write legislation.

"reasonable suspicion"
"probable cause"
"substantial evidence"
"preponderance of evidence"
"beyond a reasonable doubt"

In this case, a judge or jury would have to determine whether a driver's actions were "willful or wanton". It seems pretty clear to me that someone ploughing through protesters with a bulldozer meets the criteria, but someone at a near standstill in traffic is not.

If you run out into traffic to make a point you're still running out into traffic. You're taking your health and your life and giving it up to that teenager who can't stop texting about Becky's shirt.
 
2017-04-18 10:43:12 AM  
Hey, I gotta get to Wal Mart for the latest Dale Earnhardt Jr. die-cast collectible so y'all need the GTF outta the road.
 
2017-04-18 10:43:35 AM  
According to Republicans:

Protesting President Obama's existence because you're a stupid racist who doesn't understand how citizenship works = Highest form of patriotic.

Protesting President Trump's actions which violate the Constitution, are contrary to American values, and in direct opposition to the philosophy of the one called Christ = Terrorism.

I don't hate lightly, or easily, but I hate Republicans, because Republicans very clearly hate America.
 
2017-04-18 10:43:43 AM  

winedrinkingman: If you intentionally run a protester over, that is still homicide, even with these laws.  However, with blocking interstates and other highways becoming an increasingly popular form of protest, there have been numerous incidents of protesters getting ran over, especially at the start of the protest, when traffic has not yet had time to adapt to the road being blocked.  In situations where protesters are accidentally ran over, the driver should have protection, and the burden should have to be on the state to show that the driver had moved their vehicle towards the crowd with the intent of causing harm.

Also, stop blocking highways, it doesn't win you any support for your cause, and it just needlessly puts people at risk.


That's the thing, the average person might be sympathetic to your causes, but if you block traffic during rush hour in a major metropolitan area, that average person will probably think BOY, THAT'S A REAL SHAME when some crazy person hits you with their car.
 
2017-04-18 10:43:44 AM  

Johnny Rockets: gilgigamesh: Do you really think without this law you would be liable if someone, protester or otherwise, jumps into the middle of the road in front of your car?

This isn't about being found liable of a criminal infraction, it's about protection from being sued.  Some dumb ass tries to sue you because you hit them while they were taking part in a protest and it's already been determined that the driver was not responsible.....lol, no lawsuit for you.

Stop trying to spin this into a free pass to mow down protesters.


Because your time is more valuable than somebody's life or limbs.
 
2017-04-18 10:43:49 AM  

archnem: You're at fault if some dumbass kid runs onto the freeway after their ball and jumps in front of you.


For farks sake, no you are not.
 
2017-04-18 10:45:33 AM  

Johnny Rockets: archnem: You're at fault if some dumbass kid runs onto the freeway after their ball and jumps in front of you.

For farks sake, no you are not.


So this law is pointless and already covered?  Good to know this is just grandstanding, then.
 
2017-04-18 10:46:02 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Hey, I gotta get to Wal Mart for the latest Dale Earnhardt Jr. die-cast collectible so y'all need the GTF outta the road.


Or, you know, I just had a massive heart attack and I'm sitting in the back of an ambulance.

Anyone sounds petty and stupid if you go out of your way to make them sound petty and stupid.
 
2017-04-18 10:47:07 AM  
Why can't these protesters just stay out of the way and make it easy to ignore them? It's not like that invalidates the entire point of protesting.
 
2017-04-18 10:48:08 AM  
So if some pro birther asshole gets in the way of somebody going to PP....
 
2017-04-18 10:48:48 AM  

Johnny Rockets: gilgigamesh: Do you really think without this law you would be liable if someone, protester or otherwise, jumps into the middle of the road in front of your car?

This isn't about being found liable of a criminal infraction, it's about protection from being sued.  Some dumb ass tries to sue you because you hit them while they were taking part in a protest and it's already been determined that the driver was not responsible.....lol, no lawsuit for you.

Stop trying to spin this into a free pass to mow down protesters.


I know what it's for.

I also know that anyone filing a lawsuit against a driver after they jumped out in front of his car in Tennessee would be laughed out of court.
 
2017-04-18 10:49:29 AM  
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I bet Tammy is excited
 
2017-04-18 10:49:54 AM  
Tenn-er-see. Republicans seeking the votes of the tobacco-chewin', NASCAR-watchin', Coors-lite swillin', ignorant yawlers.

Way to re-enforce the stereotype, guys.
 
2017-04-18 10:50:03 AM  

Johnny Rockets: archnem: You're at fault if some dumbass kid runs onto the freeway after their ball and jumps in front of you.

For farks sake, no you are not.


Exactly. So why is this law necessary?
 
2017-04-18 10:50:23 AM  
Harbinger of the Doomed Rat


Random Anonymous Blackmail: edmo

What kind of deplorable person would run over somone at all?

Imagine you are trying to get through a line of protesters, you really have no interest in whatever they are talking about. You are creeping through, riding the brake and you bump ever so lightly one and they flop on your hood like LeBron in the playoffs.

This is the shiat they are talking about with this law.

OK, but do you have any examples that actually happen in the real world instead of in your fevered imagination?


http://fox17.com/news/local/nashville-police

I don't know if I am imagining it but it was in the farking article..
 
2017-04-18 10:50:24 AM  
Jebus, the butthurt over protesters daring to inconvenience people is palpable in this thread.  A protest that inconveniences no one is pointless.  The entire purpose of large scale protesting is to be disruptive...they do not work otherwise.  Y'all are the kind of people who would have sent angry letters to the local paper about how disruptive of harbor traffic the Sons of Liberty were when they were tossing all that tea overboard.

 Oh, and y'all can take your "it's dangerous" bullshiat and shove it.  You not getting to happy hour on time isn't hurting you, and all of the examples of protesters blocking emergency vehicles were debunked as bullshiat.  I get that Americans think that getting from point A to point B entirely unimpeded and as quickly as possible is some sort of divine right, but it really isn't.  Protesters blocking traffic isn't violating your rights any more than an accident blocking traffic is.
 
2017-04-18 10:51:24 AM  
Sounds like a license to run over some abortion protestors to me.
 
2017-04-18 10:52:38 AM  

Johnny Rockets: robodog: Yes, because your right to be somewhere RIGHT NOW overrules their 1st amendment right to peacefully protest, oh right, it doesn't, and this law will be tossed as unconstitutional the first time it's challenged.

Dude, you can not even be serious with that argument.  So if I'm driving home from work and suddenly some dumb ass runs onto the freeway and jumps in front of me, I'm at fault if they get hit?  This isn't protecting someone who gets pissed off and aims for a protester, it's to protect people who have made the effort to avoid hitting someone.

Also, the 1st Amendment does not give you the right to impede others, so just stop with that ridiculous bullshiat.


Do you think you have a Constitutional right to unimpeded travel?
 
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