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N.Y. county lawmakers pass contentious bill allowing police to sue protesters for harassment


N.Y. county lawmakers pass contentious bill allowing police to sue protesters for harassment

District officials in New York supported a bill Monday permitting cops and other specialists on call for sue individuals who hassle them on account of their calling. 

The bill, which passed the Nassau County governing body in a 12-6 vote, actually needs the mark of province leader Laura Curran. 

The vote came nightfall of frequently warmed public remarks, including from police association authorities and NAACP individuals. 

Tracey Edwards, the NAACP's provincial chief, said that cops would already be able to capture individuals who bother them. Furthermore, she said the bill "affronted" developments that had battled against segregation. 

"How you are doing this bill is you are taking this calling and you are placing that picked calling most importantly of those individuals who battled during the Civil Rights development," she said. 

Perusing from the bill's content, Brian Sullivan, leader of Nassau County Correction Officers Benevolent Association, said the law was vital in view of a "boundless example of actual assaults and terrorizing coordinated at the police." 

However, neither association authorities nor the administrative content refer to explicit models from Nassau County, which is outside New York City on Long Island. 

Pundits of the proposed law said it was superfluous and ineffectively drafted and could chillingly affect dissenters' First Amendment rights. 

One analyst contended that the bill's absence of itemized meanings of provocation, threatening and other direct would give officials a lot of ability to seek after a claim. That analyst refered to as a theoretical that under the proposed arrangements, Derek Chauvin, who was sentenced for George Floyd's homicide, would have the option to sue onlookers who hollered at him as he squeezed his knee into Floyd's neck. 

As per the authoritative content, officials can seek after common punishments of $25,000 per infringement or an aggregate of $50,000 if those infringement happened during an uproar. 

A representative for Curran didn't promptly react to a solicitation for input, however she disclosed to News 12 that she would look for a survey of the enactment from the state principal legal officer.


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