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Sat Dec 12, 2020, 05:58 AM

Missouri bills seek to shield drivers who hit protesters

Reacting to a summer marked by protests against police violence around the country, a pair of Missouri lawmakers are pushing for legislation shielding drivers from liability if they hit protesters with their cars.

State Sen.-elect Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville, is sponsoring a bill that would bar lawsuits against drivers for injuries to a person who “was blocking traffic in a public right-of-way while participating in a protest or demonstration” unless the driver’s action “constitutes gross negligence.”

Brattin’s bill is a wide ranging proposal that targets demonstrations in numerous other ways. It would also yank benefits from public employees convicted of unlawful assembly or rioting, withhold state funds from local governments who cut police budgets too much and impose a prison term of 5 to 15 years for vandalizing a monument on public property.

In the Missouri House, state Rep. Adam Schnelting, R-St. Charles, also wants to shield drivers who injure or kill demonstrators with their cars. His proposal, which covers both civil and criminal liability, would apply to people fleeing an “unlawful or riotous assemblage” if “the person reasonably believes he or she or any occupant of the motor vehicle is in danger.”

Read more: https://missouriindependent.com/2020/12/10/missouri-bills-seek-to-shield-drivers-who-hit-protesters/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 06:14 AM

1. When standyourground antimasker meets antifa-in-a-car, who gets to other side?

To the other side of street? Or to The Other Side of the river of Styx?

Chicken or egg?
Frogger, perhaps?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 06:16 AM

2. its a 2 edge sword, rightwingers take to the streets as well

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 08:09 PM

3. Nut jobs

What to say when protesters who actually got a freedom to assembly to parade down a street, dont get plowed on purpose by a deranged trumper; this bill would give him a get of jail card on terrorism. Missouri is so freaking sad!

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