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Donald McEachin has lost his flipping mind

I got a notification from the Lobbyist-in-a-Box service from the General Assembly today about new legislation that I might be outraged at
interested in. I highly recommend this service for you law-watchers out there.

One of the more annoying was HB181 which would allow uniformed police officers discretionary warrantless arrest powers for traffic violations. That means if you fail to come to a complete stop at a stop sign, maybe get arrested. Follow too closely, maybe get arrested. Turn or change lanes without using a signal, maybe get arrested. And so on and so forth, ad nauseum.

This law is clearly designed to allow cops to arrest "suspicious" looking people for damn near anything. Kind of funny that McEachin would propose this as he was a co-sponsor on HB2504 in 2001 that was aimed at identifying racial profiling in traffic stops and I'm pretty sure that this would make "driving while black" an arrestable offense.

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