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Monday, July 28, 2008
Two Wrongs don't make it right
Okay, how stupid is this?
Despite being told his proposed law is most likely unconstitutional he will go ahead and sponsor it.
Is he going to cover the costs of the inevitable lawsuit filed by the ACLU?
Nah, of course not. That will be paid for by the taxpayers. Hey! Here's a better idea.
Charge him with official oppression.
BTW no shooting dogs in the back of their head with lasers is allowed, despite what the sign says.
Moore lawmaker sets sights on gang members Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY - A state lawmaker from Moore wants to make being in a gang illegal. State Rep. Paul Wesselhoft says he wants to outlaw gangs by passing a law to enable gang members to be charged with a misdemeanor.
The Moore Republican says he realizes such a law might not pass constitutional muster, but says he plans to pursue it anyway.
An Oklahoma City police detective who heads the Oklahoma Gang Investigators Association says he endorses the proposal. Tim Hock estimates there are as many as 5,000 gang members in Oklahoma City, 2,500 in Tulsa and 1,500 in Lawton.
But Oklahoma City University law professor Andrew Spiropoulus says the U.S. Constitution forbids prosecuting a person simply for being a member of a group.