Texas bill would make invasive pat-downs a felony

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  1. Gargoyle
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    The proposed Texas law, aimed at people conducting security checkpoints at airports and public buildings, would make it a felony to intentionally touch someone's private areas — even on top of clothing — unless the officer or agent has probable cause to believe the person is carrying something illegal.

    "We're taking away people's dignity and freedom," said Simpson, whose bill was approved in committee and is now awaiting debate by the full House. Simpson has 70 co-authors on the bill, which is more than 90 percent of the votes needed to pass it. The bill then would go to the Texas Senate for consideration.
     
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    Really welcome news for some, I presume! How for will the bill go? A future reality?;)
     
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    A high priority bit of legislation, for sure.
     
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    In Texas, the legislature only meets twice a year. We did it that way because we generally believe less government is better government. So yes, keeping the government out of my underwear is about the highest priority legislation I can imagine. ;)
     
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    It is interesting :rolleyes:.....the government cannot come into your home without your permission (or a court sanctioned order such as search warrant etc)....but that same government can ...no....won't say it
     
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    It's OK, K. We know what you mean. You made your point. ;)
     
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    A part time legislature is ideal, mostly because they don't have time for junk.
     
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    Great news and if it passes I hope other states will follow.
     
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