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Bill would let cops seek damages from protesters


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https://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/nassau-county-legislature-police-officers-1.50321169

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The bill, which cleared the legislature's Rules and Public Safety committees, would create an "irrebuttable presumption" that any harassment or injury is motivated by their status as a uniformed police officer — prohibiting those who violate the law from being able to justify their motivation.

 

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No way this can hold up in court. It is a slap in the face to the principle that the burden of proof is on those who bring the charges. This is one of the reasons that hate crime laws are ridiculous and actually pervert justice. Punish the crime. Don't try to assume the thoughts.

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1 hour ago, pilight said:

That's of little comfort to the people who are harmed while it makes its way through the court system

I agree. Hopefully an injunction is put in place immediately to stop it from going into effect. I am typically not a fan of court injunctions, but this is an example where it is necessary because long term damage could result without one.

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