Proposed TN law protects drivers who injure protesters

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Think this could get protesters to stay on the curbs and not block roads and highways?

JOHNSON CITY, TN - As political protests continue to break out across the country, a new law in Tennessee seeks to protect drivers involved in an injury of a protester. The way it's written HB 668 would protect drivers from civil liability if a protester is hit in the public right-of-way. That's if the driver is using due care.

The bill would not provide criminal protection.

Proposed TN law protects drivers who injure protesters - WCYB
 
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Think this could get protesters to stay on the curbs and not block roads and highways?
Fine, then BREAK THE DRIVERS BACK by suing them at 3 levels--sue them into POVERTY. (Insurance co. first, civil courts second, CIVIL RIGHTS third). I see a new specialty of lawyering forming. Let's see the first test case!
 
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The would not but maybe once it is applied a few times it would.

When they realize they can get hit by a car and do nothing about it maybe then they will learn to stop acting like thugs.

You have the right to protest all you like but no right to impede or interfere with other people as you do
 
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The would not but maybe once it is applied a few times it would.

When they realize they can get hit by a car and do nothing about it maybe then they will learn to stop acting like thugs.

You have the right to protest all you like but no right to impede or interfere with other people as you do
So all those TEA PARTIERS demonstrating, carry signs and guns and wandering the parks, streets, venues around America were THUGS?
 
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The would not but maybe once it is applied a few times it would.

When they realize they can get hit by a car and do nothing about it maybe then they will learn to stop acting like thugs.

You have the right to protest all you like but no right to impede or interfere with other people as you do
This law says nothing about criminal liability, dude. Driver could still be charged, if all the protesters say he deluberately drove at them, boom, charged :)
 
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Jaywalkers are breaking the law when they don't cross the street outside of a marked crosswalk, but that drivers are still expected to avoid hitting them. Giving drivers a pass to hit protesters is vindictiveness, pure and simple. This bill is an unmitigated outrage.
 
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If someone in a car hits another person, they are liable, PERIOD. This bill is insane. You right wingers are fucked in the head for even thinking this appropriate.

What the hell is wrong with you?
 
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Jaywalkers are breaking the law when they don't cross the street outside of a marked crosswalk, but that drivers are still expected to avoid hitting them. Giving drivers a pass to hit protesters is vindictiveness, pure and simple. This bill is an unmitigated outrage.
Nobody is getting pass. Good luck proving that you used "due care" as a driver when hitting someone with your car. Especially if that guy got a bunch of fellow protesters as witnesses in his favor, probably all with their cell phone videos too ;)
 
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So all those TEA PARTIERS demonstrating, carry signs and guns and wandering the parks, streets, venues around America were THUGS?
They did not block traffic or impede people's right to travel or burn buildings or assault women the way you defended your people doing IN DC and Berkeley and many other places.

Your side are the regressive fascists the other side has PEACEFUL protests worthy of the name