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It is Now Illegal to Annoy New York Police Officers
Heavy ^ | June 6, 2013 | Matthew Guariglia

Posted on 06/07/2013 3:30:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Yesterday the New York state Senate passed Bill S.2402, which officially makes it illegal to "annoy" police officers. Now the bill must go on to the State Assembly.

"Annoying" or "harassing" a police officer would be a "Class E" felony, which, in the eyes of New York State, is equal to aggravated assault upon a person less than 11 years of old, female genital mutilation, promoting a suicide attempt, and cemetery desecration, among other laws. There is no specification in the law as to what will be considered "annoying" or "harassing" an officer besides "subjecting them to physical contact."

The sponsor of the bill is Republican State Senator Joseph Griffo who represents New York's 47th district. The Justification of the bill is given as:

"Police officers all across this state put their lives on the line every day to protect the people of New York. New York State must establish laws and toughen existing laws that protect the police from becoming victims of criminals. Far too many law enforcement officers are being harassed, injured, even killed while honoring their commitment to protect and serve this state. The Legislature has a responsibility to do everything we can to protect our brave heroes, our police officers, from violent criminals. This legislation contributes to that premise."

This will be a controversial law, especially in New York City where the NYPD has garnered a lot of criticism for its use of the "Stop and Frisk" tactics.There is no way to tell now how this law will effect "Stop and Frisk" or the ongoing NYC protests associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement.....

(Excerpt) Read more at heavy.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: crime; fascism; newyork; police
I love me some fascism.
1 posted on 06/07/2013 3:30:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As long as they stay in New York they are safe from me, but as soon as they cross the border, watch out!


2 posted on 06/07/2013 3:32:59 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

New York is way in the lead for their efforts to make everyone a felon.

Tell a cop to go screw himself, 2 years in prison and now you are a felon.

What a great city-————————not


3 posted on 06/07/2013 3:37:13 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

State and Federal appeals courts will have a field day with this one.


4 posted on 06/07/2013 3:39:16 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Venturer

NYC is the root of all corruption and decay in America.


5 posted on 06/07/2013 3:39:56 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will filming them be “annoying”?


6 posted on 06/07/2013 3:41:31 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (MOHAMMED WAS A CHILD RAPIST!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The law says you have to have physical contact with the officer......don’t touch the officer...no problems....this is all due to people trying to be youtube sensations and behaving outrageously to provoke an officer into responding to behavior which causes them to be alarmed for their safety.


7 posted on 06/07/2013 3:42:55 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There is no specification in the law as to what will be considered "annoying" or "harassing" an officer besides "subjecting them to physical contact."

No kidding.

8 posted on 06/07/2013 3:43:30 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I would like to just add to your Post and say it is the east Coast distributor, San Francisco is the west coast adherent.


9 posted on 06/07/2013 4:00:52 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not only is the headline wrong, but the first sentence is wrong.

No bill has been signed into law as far as I can tell. So, it’s not illegal ‘yet’ to annoy a cop, although I can guess it will be.


10 posted on 06/07/2013 4:03:12 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Venturer

Dig back into Frisco’s history and see where their liberalism all came from, I’ll bet it was NYC.


11 posted on 06/07/2013 4:11:07 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another reason not to visit NY. I might annoy an officer and be beaten beyond recognition.


12 posted on 06/07/2013 4:16:41 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Time for the SILENT TREATMENT


13 posted on 06/07/2013 4:16:54 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It appears that Republican State Senator Joseph Griffo thinks that everybody in New York State is a criminal that their Jailers... err, That their Police Officers need protection from!!


14 posted on 06/07/2013 4:18:42 PM PDT by davemac.439
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would appear that the film “Escape From New York” is more dark prophesy than entertainment!!


15 posted on 06/07/2013 4:21:35 PM PDT by davemac.439
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Pelosi came from Baltimore’s Block.


16 posted on 06/07/2013 4:27:41 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, for that you used to just get a beating, now they can arrest you, too?


17 posted on 06/07/2013 4:31:44 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why would someone want to annoy a NY police officer? Who is wanting it to be legal to do this?


18 posted on 06/07/2013 4:33:58 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Annoying??!! What is this annoying???


19 posted on 06/07/2013 4:35:33 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

You forgot your sarcasm tag, I think.


20 posted on 06/07/2013 4:35:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: freeangel

I visited NY in January, and found the police officers courteous.


21 posted on 06/07/2013 4:36:07 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
"Why would someone want to annoy a NY police officer? Who is wanting it to be legal to do this?"

You are wearing a T-shirt that says Taxed Enough Already Tea Party Member.

It annoys a NY Cop so he arrests you and books you on this new sparky law.

Understand now?

22 posted on 06/07/2013 4:37:26 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: SWAMPSNIPER

NYC may finance it but San Francisco is the root and capital


23 posted on 06/07/2013 4:38:57 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Suggestion for Freepers in NY: Push a liberal into a cop.


24 posted on 06/07/2013 5:08:30 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Has this been signed into law?


25 posted on 06/07/2013 5:23:35 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I love me some fascism.

An authoritarian Republican clown. How quaint.

Both parties have profoundly betrayed us...

26 posted on 06/07/2013 6:14:09 PM PDT by sargon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

this will used to disarm people in new york. it’s a felony. there’s your 2a rights gone.


27 posted on 06/07/2013 6:44:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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28 posted on 06/07/2013 7:10:32 PM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, silly me. Just playing. What a silly notion of a law!


29 posted on 06/07/2013 7:57:08 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; Fai Mao; RetSignman

This isn’t a New York City thing. The idiot Rpublican/Conservative state senator is from a district that stretches from Utica and Rome NY to the Canadian border. http://www.nysenate.gov/district/47


30 posted on 06/08/2013 1:01:58 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As a former street punk and youth sub culture aficionado, I find it entertaining to watch the hard right slowly evolve into an extreme wariness of law enforcement due to their now being on the receiving end of various forms of “police brutality”, previously experienced in the main by lefties and radicals. These are interesting times.

Kinda fun also to watch conservatives becoming aware of the “conspiracy” end of the political spectrum. Simply amazing what being the UNDERDOG can do for a philosophical outlook. Time for left and right to shake hands on these issues and get some cross talk going on. I’d like to see a meetup between Sarah Palin and Matt Taibibi. I knew a lot of aging punkers in Oregon, when I lived in Bandon a few years back, who hung out and went shooting with the Oregon Militia, preppers before it was a fad with a reality show on prime time. we got along fine around the campfire and learned from each other. Forthright, aware and courageous people of any stripe have more in common than any “ideology” would want to dictate.

Nobody has an exclusive patent on being misguided or subject to peer influence.


31 posted on 06/08/2013 10:28:45 AM PDT by Yollopoliuhqui
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