Friday, March 21, 2014

If you're in Kansas, you need to yell at your legislator

because this is bullshit.
The Kansas House Standing Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice has introduced a bill that will require private citizens who file complaints against police officers to sign an affidavit, acknowledging that if their allegations are proven false, they can be charged with perjury, which is a felony charge.

Furthermore, this bill prohibits a Kansas law enforcement agency from opening an investigation into a complaint if another law enforcement agency has already investigated the complaint and found in favor of the officer.
Wonderful, huh?  Rubber-stamp a "No problem found" paper and charge the citizen who had the nerve to file a complaint with perjury.  AND no other state agency could investigate it.  Can you say "Kissing up to the police union"?  Can you say "Horrible piece of crap bill"?

And it gets a bit worse:
Who actually authored this bill remains unclear, as the bill was introduced by the House Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice.
Which means the clown(s) who actually wrote it are too chickenshit to put their names to it.   It's as if they think people might be upset about this, and they're too cowardly to face that.

A doc who says flatly ADHD does not exist.  Considering the way that diagnosis has been abused, including by schools to make students more controllable, I don't know about 'doesn't exist' but it damn well is overused.

"I'm Eric Holder and I represent Obama; what do I care if I actually have legal authority for anything?"

1 comment:

AndyN said...

I think that Kansas bill might be salvageable with one minor modification - reciprocity. Any time a police officer files a charge against a citizen, if the charge can't be proven true, the officer shall be charged with perjury, falsifying official documents, false imprisonment if an arrest was made, assault if physical force was involved in the arrest, and any applicable weapons related charges if a firearm was used in the commission of the arrest.