Know Your Traffic Law

The weekend begins and I am looking for something interesting for my readers…….so for those that had rather read my blog than watch a couple of minor royals get hitched…….I came upon a traffic law in Kansas…..

Kansas has passed a law that most people probably assumed the state already had. The new law bans police officers from having sex with motorists that they pull over, reports the Wichita Eagle. Although Kansas did have a law prohibiting police from having sex with people in jail, the new law bans sex “during the course of a traffic stop, a custodial interrogation, an interview in connection with an investigation, or while the law enforcement officer has such person detained.” Kansas was one of 33 states where sex between police and detainees is not illegal. The bill was introduced by Rep. Cindy Holscher, a Democrat, in response to the case of a detective who was alleged to have repeatedly coerced sex from black women in Kansas City by threatening to arrest them or their loved ones.

One such incident led to the arrest of Lamonte McIntyre, who spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he didn’t commit. McIntyre’s mother said in an affidavit that she had spurned the detective’s advances, per NBC4. Holscher also cited a case in New York, where a teen alleged that two officers raped her in their van, but because the officers said the sex was consensual, no charges were filed. New York passed a similar bill in March, in response to that incident. “I was shocked,” New York state Sen. Diane Savino told CBS News when she learned of the gap in the law. “It should be clear across the state for officers from every department, that when someone is in custody they do not have the ability to consent to sexual activity.”

Just keep abreast of traffic laws so you do not get caught with your pants down….(pun was intended)……

4 thoughts on “Know Your Traffic Law

  1. You couldn’t make it up! Having to pass laws to be able to prosecute supposed ‘officers of the law’. Crazy.
    Best wishes, Pete. (Off out soon, my wife has been watching that wedding since 9 am!)

  2. This story reminded me of a cheesy, old, Canuckistan TV game show from the 70’s, This Is The Law. The premise was that they ran a silly little skit and the panellists had to guess what obscure law The Lawbreaker (Paul Soles, star of the super-groovy 60’s Spiderman cartoon) broke to get himself arrested. The silly shtick routinely masked the law being broken. A great format that I wish somebody would revive.

    Here’s an example. This kooky law stumped both me & the panel. On the panel was the recently deceased Donnelly Rhodes, a guy with so many acting credits, even many Americans might recognize him (Soap, Danger Bay, DaVinci’s Inquest, Battlestar Galactica 2004, etc) Well, maybe not with that villainous moustache, but his voice is a very recognizable one.

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