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Clueless lawmakers propose idiotic legislation as knee-jerk response to homeless beating

December 23rd, 2011 Comments off

Last week, a homeless man by the name of David Ivins was senselessly assaulted by a couple of teenagers that punched, kicked, and threw rocks at him. The teens recorded themselves performing the beating, and then proceeded to upload the video to Youtube. Not surprisingly, public outrage in response to the video was immediate, and the teens were promptly arrested by the police.

A trio of New Jersey lawmakers were so disgusted by the beating that they announced the sponsorship of new legislation that will make┬árecording an assault a crime that carries harsh penalties. Yes, these geniuses are seeking to criminalize the very act that captured the evidence which enabled police to swiftly arrest the victim’s assailants.

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