DRIVING WHILE GAY???

FOR THE PAST FIFTEEN YEARS POLICE OFFICERS IN MISSOURI HAVE BEEN REQUIRED TO RECORD THE RACE OF THE PEOPLE THEY STOP.  OK, I GUESS THAT IS NECESSARY FOR IDENTIFICATION AND TRACKING PURPOSES.

NOW A COUPLE OF LOONY REPRESENTATIVES WILL INTRODUCE A BILL WHERE POLICE OFFICERS WILL HAVE TO INQUIRE OR DETERMINE, TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY, “THE PERCEIVED RACE, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RELIGION, DISABILITY, ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY OR NATIONAL ORIGIN OF THE INDIVIDUAL STOPPED.”

ISN’T THIS TAKING THINGS A BIT TO FAR…MAKE THAT WAY TO FAR.  THERE IS NO POLICE OFFICER IN THIS COUNTRY THAT WOULD EVEN ATTEMPT TO MAKE SPECULATIVE DETERMINATIONS LIKE THAT.  IN A WORD THIS BILL IS JUST PLAIN STUPID.

IN THE FIRST PLACE IT IS NOBODY’S BUSINESS AND WE, AS A NATION DO NOT NEED TO BE STICKING OUR COLLECTIVE NOSES INTO A TRAFFIC VIOLATORS PERSONAL LIFE AND MAKE, WHAT WOULD ESSENTIALLY BE, ARBITRARY AND OFTEN WRONG DECISIONS OR OBSERVATIONS ABOUT WHETHER A PERSON IS GAY OR NOT.

HOPEFULLY THIS BILL DOESN’T HAVE A CHANCE OF GETTING PASSED, BUT IT LEAVES ONE TO WONDER JUST WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON IN THE COUNTRY WHEN SOMEONE IS ATTEMPTING TO GET LEGISLATION LIKE THIS THROUGH A STATE BODY.  A STATE BODY, I MIGHT ADD CHARGED WITH DOING THE PEOPLES WORK…NOT GOING OFF ON SOME SILLY, LAME-BRAINED IDEA LIKE THIS.

LETS DON’T BOG OUR COPS DOWN WITH MORE STUFF TO DO THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT.

THE CITIZENS OF MISSOURI DESERVE BETTER, MUCH BETTER

About Ken Dye

Having grown up in Missouri, Ken Dye graduated from Northeastern Missouri State University (now Truman State University) and served his country. When he returned to St. Louis, he joined the St. Louis County Police Department and served in the tactical operations unit, as an undercover narcotics and homicide detective, and with the intelligence bureaus. After 13 years, he moved to Chicago to work with the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority. He is the author of three books: two crime novels, Shadow of the Arch and Beyond the Shadow of the Arch and his new release Michael Brown, Jr. didn’t have to die, a non-fiction narrative. For more information about the author, visit www.KenJDye.com.
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