January 26, 2020
Threats and harassment of certain officials and property; venue. Provides that certain crimes relating to threats and harassment may be prosecuted in the City of Richmond if the victim is the Governor, Governor-elect, Lieutenant Governor, Lieutenant Governor-elect, Attorney General, or Attorney General-elect, a member or employee of the General Assembly, a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, or a judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia. In addition, threats to damage property may be prosecuted in the City of Richmond if the property is owned by the Commonwealth and located in the Capitol District.
The full text is here, and while the bit about true threats is reasonable on its face, THAT'S ALREADY ILLEGAL. It should not be extra grave to do so to an elected official...they aren't royalty.
It gets worse:
§ 18.2-152.7:1. Harassment by computer; penalty.
If any person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person, shall use a computer or computer network to communicate obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act, he shall be is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. A violation of this section may be prosecuted in the jurisdiction in which the communication was made or received or in the City of Richmond if the person subjected to the act is one of the following officials or employees of the Commonwealth: the Governor, Governor-elect, Lieutenant Governor, Lieutenant Governor-elect, Attorney General, or Attorney General-elect, a member or employee of the General Assembly, a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, or a judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia
No making fun of the Politburo !
Dank memes are outlawed! That means any mention of blackface is right out!
And that little strike through of "shall be" replacing it with "is" is present in several of these bills. I'm not a lawyer, but it worries me.
Now, having removed our ability to defend ourselves or criticize elected officials in a meaningful way, the Democrats are finally able to deal with the greatest threat facing the Commonwealth and its citizens subjects.
No really, 2,500 dollar fine and 10 hours of community service for releasing Balloons.
Kids, your birthday parties will suck from now on.
While this fiasco ranges from the horrifying to the ridiculous, it does provide some object lessons:
1: To those in what are still free states, today's Democrats are stark raving cuckoo for cocoa puffs. And once you get them it's like bedbugs.
2: For those of us trapped between the Patomac and 36° 30′ north, we now know what dread haunts the progressive's nightmares.
They've let slip what it is they most fear....
(and who is not responsible for the context of her chibi)
Posted by: StargazerA5 at Sun Jan 26 13:42:31 2020 (bLfy6)
It is pretty clear joining West Virginia might be the only option left after the smoke clears.
Posted by: cxt217 at Sun Jan 26 23:37:30 2020 (LMsTt)
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