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By JGillman, Section News
Republican Progressive (RINO) Wayne Schmidt loves himself some Orwellian plans.
Originally mentioned here on RightMichigan, this issue has other aspectsd that need to be discussed. Demonstrating the jackboot mentality that infests the cranium of big government types, State Rep Wayne Schmidt R-104 along with Fred Durhal Jr., Thomas F. Stallworth III, Brian Banks, Michael D. McCready, Woodrow Stanley, Henry Yanez, Scott Dianda have decided they want to automate oppression with HB4763. Adding to the other ways in which those who implicitly trust that government will NEVER abuse its power of force, these legislators and the man who never met a government expansion he didn't like, explain it as empowering to local communities.
"local governments should be given control over whether they want to use this kind of technology in their communities."Yeah, but..
The constitution has something to say already with regards to this legislation.
What about this amendment to the motor vehicle code that is proposed in this poorly thought out power grab?:
(5) A complaint signed by a police officer shall be treated as made under oath if the violation alleged in the complaint is A civil offense described in section 752 and if the complaint contains the following statement immediately above the date and signature of the police officer:If you look to the text of the existing code, you will find it does not supplant the text that already makes the under oath claim requiring the police officer's presence, but adds to the powers granted to police for after-the-fact enforcement without ever witnessing the crime first hand."I declare under the penalties of perjury that the statements Above are true to the best of my information, knowledge, and belief.".
Its saying "to the best of my knowledge you are indeed guilty, unless you can prove otherwise", and allowing the same latitude that is currently only available with crimes that have occurred or were committed in the signing officer's presence.
Is that such a good idea?
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