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New Bill: Annoy A Cop - Get Up To Four Years In Jail
Freedom Outpost ^ | June 6, 2013 | Tim Brown

Posted on 06/06/2013 1:48:06 PM PDT by EXCH54FE

I guess New York hasn’t brought the hammer down hard enough on its citizens, so a new bill is moving through the State legislature which would make it a crime to annoy a police officer. Just think of the far reaching consequences of this measure.

The bill, passed by the State Senate on Wednesday, makes it a felony to “harass, annoy, threaten or alarm” an on duty police officer.

WIVB reports,

A press release from the NYS Senate originally stated, “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.” However, as the bill is written, a person would be guilty of aggravated harassment of a police officer if he or she subjected that officer to physical contact with the intent to “harass, annoy, threaten or alarm” that officer.

The bill was sponsored by local Senators Pat Gallivan, George Maziarz and Michael Ranzenhofer, as well as Senator Joe Griffo (R) .

Anyone found guilty under the bill, should it become law, could face up to four years in prison.

The bill reads in part:

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.

While there is some additional language in this bill that refers to true physical contact, it also throws in the little phrase “with the intent,” which really gets to the issue of what people are thinking rather than what they are doing.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ny
Wake up New York! They’ve come for your guns, now they’re gunning for you.
1 posted on 06/06/2013 1:48:06 PM PDT by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

So does using your cell phone to take video of them beating someone constitute ‘annoying’?


2 posted on 06/06/2013 1:51:30 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Well, there goes the old penny prank.


3 posted on 06/06/2013 1:53:37 PM PDT by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: EXCH54FE

what is you the give the cops a dirty look?

4 posted on 06/06/2013 1:54:39 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: EXCH54FE

So who are the Master’s? The Former Civil Servants or the Citizens of the State?

The next stage I believe is the Concertina Wire on the borders and the Checkpoints allowing ‘special people’ to move freely and the rest to remain in their “Workers and Welfare Collector’s Paradise”.


5 posted on 06/06/2013 1:55:36 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: EXCH54FE; NoCmpromiz; ArGee; NoGrayZone

Bump!
Ping,Heads up.


6 posted on 06/06/2013 1:57:53 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. This is not the post you are looking for ....move along now....)
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To: EXCH54FE

One thing I will say about America: it’s great how each state can telegraph the intent of a particular party. If you want to see how life under a Democrat-controlled DC would be, look no further than NY, specifically the city, or Kalifornia.

Those of us in the south shake our heads, but we must be mindful that expats will flee from those states because they feel disenfranchised by emplace the same bullshit in other states, like my home of Florida, because they feel “it just wasn’t done right the first time.”

Idiots. Definition of insanity stuff here, folks.


7 posted on 06/06/2013 2:00:03 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Gallivan used to be a cop and Maiziarz used to be a real stand up guy


8 posted on 06/06/2013 2:00:19 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: EXCH54FE; Travis McGee

Ping for your Excellent 60’s Era Cops VS SWAT Team Member Pic Travis.


9 posted on 06/06/2013 2:04:35 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: EXCH54FE

I guess the NYPD realized that ‘resisting arrest’ was getting a little cliche as their standby charge for people they just don’t like. Now they can put them in prison for four years so they can better contemplate their proper place in society.


10 posted on 06/06/2013 2:14:57 PM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: EXCH54FE
Contempt of cop carries a death sentence these days, and that is a long time before you see a judge or a jury.

The only way to make a bad situation worse is to add a cop. I try my best to not attract their attention. I don't speak to them, I don't make eye contact with them, and I would certainly never summon them to wherever I am.

11 posted on 06/06/2013 2:18:04 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: EXCH54FE

NY cops are perpetually annoyed, sort of like how Muslims are always enraged and offended. The mere fact that you dare to breathe in their presence is annoying to many of them.

Just give the cops the right to lock up anyone they don’t like.

Just like behind the old Iron Curtain; they used to say,
“Show me the man and I’ll show you the paragraph.”

Goodbye Amerika


12 posted on 06/06/2013 2:21:26 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: EXCH54FE

Is the “contact” requirement fulfilled if you happen to be in “contact” with the officer since your head is making repeated “contact” with his billy club?


13 posted on 06/06/2013 2:24:02 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: EXCH54FE
The bill, passed by the State Senate on Wednesday, makes it a felony to “harass, annoy, threaten or alarm” an on duty police officer.

Conversation in the prison yard:

Prisoner #1: I got sentenced to 10 years for armed robbery.

Prisoner #2: Well, I got sentenced to 4 years for whistling an annoying tune near an on duty cop.

14 posted on 06/06/2013 2:26:22 PM PDT by apillar
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To: elkfersupper
Contempt of cop carries a death sentence these days, and that is a long time before you see a judge or a jury.

It doesn't even have to be a cop, there was a story on here a while back about a guy that was charged with a crime for "teasing" a police dog. We are going back to the old medieval times where they would lock you up for not averting your eyes or acting humble enough when the lord or his men passed by.

15 posted on 06/06/2013 2:30:58 PM PDT by apillar
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To: rarestia

Griffo is a Republican.


16 posted on 06/06/2013 2:32:14 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H

I wonder if a NY repub is worth a ‘rat almost anywhere else, and a NY dem would be considered a Marxist if not communist anywhere else. But, it’s a good point, and by no means are all Rs on the side of liberty.

As for the proposed law, I wonder how they think that comports with the First Amendment right to petition the government for redress of grievances. “You know, kid, I think you’re starting to annoy not only me but also this cop here with your complaints about so-called “oppression” here. Right, officer? Guards! Take him away!!”


17 posted on 06/06/2013 2:44:47 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: elkfersupper

I love the law and order types here who seem to believe that they and the people they care about are never going to get their turn on the business end of the thin blue line street gang. Every time they cheer a swat team doing an armed ambush for drugs I try to remind them that those animals are just sharpening their claws on the potheads. It’s not going to be schumer or biden coming for their guns or marching them out of their homes at gunpoint. It’s going to be that local cop that they spend so much time making excuses for being a thug.


18 posted on 06/06/2013 2:48:26 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: EXCH54FE

Unfortunately these are the RINOs we have in NYS.

The JBTs know they are in for a lot of verbal abuse (I have no issue with protection of LEOs against physical abuse) which used to be protected speech. With the unconstitutional gun laws, cops are definitely not your friend.

The NYS Troopers would have been right at home in the SS. Even our local judge has expressed his concern about how the NYS Troopers have been acting lately.

Guess what, the JBTs will be the arbiter of what is threatening, or abusive speech.


19 posted on 06/06/2013 3:01:26 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: rarestia

Senator Galivan, sponsor of the legislation is a republican. Also an ex sheriff, ex state police.


20 posted on 06/06/2013 3:02:45 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: EXCH54FE

Ny should prosecute the politicians for attempting to create such a Marxist piece of legislation.....


21 posted on 06/06/2013 3:03:41 PM PDT by Bravo six (Bravo six)
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To: Ben Ficklin; Ken H

I wasn’t commenting specifically on this legislation but more generally on the state of this nation. Every state is a political microcosm. Every state has the potential to show us how bad it COULD be.


22 posted on 06/06/2013 3:19:51 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: MeganC
I guess the NYPD realized that ‘resisting arrest’ was getting a little cliche as their standby charge for people they just don’t like.

I think you hit the nail on the head right there.

23 posted on 06/06/2013 3:32:44 PM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: elkfersupper
The only way to make a bad situation worse is to add a cop. I try my best to not attract their attention. I don't speak to them, I don't make eye contact with them, and I would certainly never summon them to wherever I am.

Now that is some of the best advice you'll ever get for free. I too avoid them at all costs. NOTHING good can come from an interaction with the PoPo...you only stand to lose.
24 posted on 06/06/2013 3:33:40 PM PDT by 762X51
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To: The Working Man
It’s established that the people who created government are the masters. It seems Americans have forgotten that or they cherish their hot dogs before their freedom. They forget that right to life cannot be bargained for... . Citizens, or Nationals? What is a citizen as opposed to a Citizen, or a National? Who defines me? Who defines you? We need to start the process of who we really are before the soul-less ones become victorious.
25 posted on 06/06/2013 3:44:24 PM PDT by brakeemnowornever
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To: The Working Man

Dang! ..dat look put me in da can!!!


26 posted on 06/06/2013 3:44:24 PM PDT by brakeemnowornever
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To: immadashell

That would hurt, but remember, who is boss here? Yes, they work for an agency, but what is agency law? What, or who is trustee in any given case? What happened to original government which is the people, still is folks, don’t let em fool ya into believing otherwise.


27 posted on 06/06/2013 4:00:03 PM PDT by brakeemnowornever (who's boss here?)
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To: MeganC
I guess the NYPD realized that ‘resisting arrest’ was getting a little cliche as their standby charge for people they just don’t like.

I've had two friends in NYC arrested recently for "resisting arrest" without any other charges. How is that even legal?

One friend in Brooklyn started filming a cop when he started asking her questions. The cop abruptly snatched her phone, twisted her arm behind her back, and arrested her for resisting arrest.

The other friend was a passenger in a car stopped for a DUI in Queens. After the driver blew 0.01 and 0.00, the cop started roughing up the driver for mouthing off. The passenger got out to see what was going on, and the cops attacked him, ending up breaking my friend's foot.

They guy with the broken foot was arrested for resisting arrest. The driver was arrested for a DUI. This happened a few days after Hurricane Sandy, and his bloodwork or lab work whatever it's called still "isn't ready." Seven months, and they can't get his BAC.

The whole reason he got tuned up was that once he blew 0.00, he thought they would let him go as he knew he wasn't drinking. But the cops told him the machine wasn't calibrated so they have to take him in for a blood sample. He flipped his lid and asked them what would happen if the "uncalibrated" breathalizer came back over the limit? That's how it all went down hill.

And the cops still have his car seven months later, plus he has over $10k in legal fees so far. Time is running out for the DA, but even if he's not convicted, he'll have an uphill battle getting his car back with those civil forfeiture proceedings.

So I guess all three of those hardened criminals would be screwed by this bill if it passes.

28 posted on 06/07/2013 3:19:17 PM PDT by OA5599
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To: EXCH54FE

WOW, they better be careful giving a sentence of 4 years. Some murderers get less than that and it would be hard for a cop to testify that you annoyed him if he was dead.


29 posted on 06/07/2013 3:23:50 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: OA5599

I will never, EVER, set foot in New York City or New York State. I just can’t believe how anyone who lives in that dictatorship isn’t throwing an all-out revolution against the thugs who rule them.


30 posted on 06/07/2013 4:39:45 PM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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