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Originally posted by DrEugeneFixer
reply to post by gladtobehere
22 flags 3 pages of comments and nobody read the bill. This thread is a prime example of why some people should not be allowed to vote.
A PERSON IS GUILTY OF AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT OF A POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER WHEN, WITH THE INTENT TO HARASS, ANNOY, THREATEN OR ALARM A PERSON WHOM HE OR SHE KNOWS OR REASONABLY SHOULD KNOW TO BE A POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER ENGAGED IN THE COURSE OF PERFORMING HIS OR HER OFFICIAL DUTIES, HE OR SHE STRIKES, SHOVES, KICKS OR OTHERWISE SUBJECTS SUCH PERSON TO PHYSICAL CONTACT.
The plain text of the law makes clear that this law only applies to a person who, 'strikes, shoves, kicks, or otherwise subjects (a police officer) to physical contact. Everyone who posted without reading the text of the bill, which OP did have the courtesy to link to, should recall the motto of ATS and deny ignorance.
120.08 Assault on a peace officer, police officer, fireman or
emergency medical services professional.
A person is guilty of assault on a peace officer, police officer,
fireman or emergency medical services professional when, with intent to
prevent a peace officer, police officer, a fireman, including a fireman
acting as a paramedic or emergency medical technician administering
first aid in the course of performance of duty as such fireman, or an
emergency medical service paramedic or emergency medical service
technician, from performing a lawful duty, he causes serious physical
injury to such peace officer, police officer, fireman, paramedic or
Assault on a peace officer, police officer, fireman or emergency
medical services professional is a class C felony.
Originally posted by loveguy
reply to post by LastStarfighter
It started with 9/11 when they started to militarize the cops. At the time it sounded good. As time went on all the kids growing up playing first person shooter games who were very young when 9/11 happened got all excieted about doing it in real life and decided to join DHS, the military, the police or some job where you can have a gun a shoot a "bad" people. Additionally they figured out that they could bully people with impunity by having NY pass a law against bullying cops.
policy has gone from one end of the spectrum to the other hasn't it?
Peace officers used to join-in on a friendly game of handball, now we're all trespassing because the park is closed after 10pm...
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by gladtobehere
10th amendment gone awry!
Too bad they don’t allow laws against stuff that annoys New Yorkers.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Which is probably the only way in NY to not get arrested!edit on 6-6-2013 by Asktheanimals because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by PtolemyII
reply to post by DerekJR321
Pretty much .
Cops lie ,period .
I was born here ,and I'm thinking its seriously time to get out of the country ,not just the city .