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Sat Jul 31, 2021, 07:31 PM

Suburban NY county considers letting police sue protesters

Source: ABC News

Lawmakers in a suburban New York county are set to vote Monday on a proposal that would allow police officers to sue protesters and collect financial damages — a move civil rights activists say is payback for demonstrations after the police killing of George Floyd last year in Minneapolis.

Newsday reports that the bill being considered by the Nassau County Legislature would make police officers and other first responders a protected class under the county’s Human Rights Law, which currently bars discrimination based on race, religion, gender and sexual orientation. No other professions are protected under the Human Rights Law.

The bill would allow a lawyer for the Long Island county to sue protesters on behalf of officers and calls for fines of up to $25,000 for anyone who harasses, menaces or injures an officer. The fine amount would be doubled if the offending behavior happened “in the course of participating in a riot,” the bill says.

Civil rights lawyer Frederick Brewington told reporters Friday that the bill violates free speech rights and, if passed, will have a chilling effect on protesters. The NAACP said it will bring members to Monday’s vote.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/suburban-ny-county-considers-letting-police-sue-protesters-79191448

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 08:13 PM

1. Need a Qualified Immunity law to

protect citizens from cops.

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Response to multigraincracker (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 08:58 PM

2. No kidding. They enjoy a liability exemption but want to sue non-cops?

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 10:25 PM

3. This Will Head Right To THe Courts

once again Cons prove who they are

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 12:29 AM

4. You go right ahead

because discovery will be very illuminating.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 12:33 AM

5. If police can't arrest them, how can they sue them? What, actually, is their job?

They are beginning to sound like a bunch of whiners who can't stand up for anything.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 07:56 AM

6. Let me guess...that would never extend to the Fed Gov or DC and SUE those Trump thugs

Nah...they were just on a Capitol building tour anyway

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 09:06 AM

7. Perhaps legislators should consider that we would have fewer protests if police didn't

abuse their positions and murder people black people just because they can. Most people don’t go to protests for no reason.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 10:33 AM

8. Meantime, the capitol terrorists are off to Cancun.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 10:41 AM

9. *LOCKING*

The host consensus is this OP doesn't meet the criteria of the SOP for this forum:

Important news of national interest only.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 12:04 PM

10. Firefighters and paramedics? I can see that

There's no issue that justifies interfering with a firetruck or ambulance or threatening those responders.



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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 12:18 PM

11. Al D'amato would be so proud of it. Nassau County. . .ugh

I never thought having a certain job would be considered a protected class of people.

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