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More Fun from Missouri ...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Riptide, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    New state legislation unveiled Tuesday would expand the current process of data collection that police officers in Missouri are required to follow during traffic stops to include not just race, but also “perceived” sexual orientation, as well as religion, “disability” and “English language proficiency.”

    'Driving while gay'? Proposal would have Missouri cops try to gather that info, too : News

  2. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    "Shoot first, ask questions later" sounds a whole lot better than this cockamamie idea.
  3. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    When Vombatus can see five weirdos in togas stabbing a guy in the middle of the park in full view of 100 people, he shoots the bastards. That's his policy.
    Batman and Vombatus like this.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Only the good ones.
  5. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Even knows gays are all fabulous drivers.
  6. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Jeeze. Missouri and Kansas. It's got to be hard to be bigger idiots than Alabama.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Just a way to get at Michael Sam twice.
    dixiehack and dooley_womack1 like this.
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Did you read the article?

    The law is supported by the local ACLU, and has bi-partisan sponsorship.

    It's designed to prevent police profiling. This is liberalism come to life.

    Police departments in Missouri that continually engage in racial profiling could be stripped of their certification under legislation introduced in Jefferson City on Tuesday.

    The “Fair and Impartial Policing Act,” sponsored by state Rep. Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin, and state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, would be the first significant update to the state’s anti-racial profiling law, which originally passed in 2000. In addition to tightening enforcement for failure to collect data, the new law also requires departments to document pedestrian as well as traffic stops and expands the information collected during the stops.

    "This is not an attack on law enforcement," said Nasheed, who has been one of the leading voices for police reform and racial issues since the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown. "This bill will weed out the bad cops for the betterment of our community and law enforcement alike."

    As drafted, the Fair and Impartial Policing Act requires yearly reviews of data at the department and individual officer level. Officers who are found to be engaging in racially motivated policing would be removed from duty and have to undergo additional training before returning to the streets. Departments would also be required to establish community/law enforcement partnerships and offer yearly training around implicit bias and the civil rights movement.

    Nasheed, Dogan propose major overhaul of state traffic stop data
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    So we don't really care if the driver is gay, Muslim or perhaps an illegal immigrant. We want to know if the cops are stopping those folks more often.

    I can see that. Though I can see the cops writing, "these plaid-wearing dykes are straight" on the citation to get around it.
  12. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    I don't care who proposed it or supports it, it's fucking idiotic. Good intentions, trying to monitor how the police work their stops, yeah, okay, but eyeballing to judge Jewishness or sexual orientation? Yeah, sometimes you have a pretty good idea - but it's still a bad law.
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