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More carve-outs for special people, but the shaft for the rest of us. I hope every idiot that voted for HB 479 loses their next election.
Actually, I hope every one of those idiots find themselves in a situation where the law they helped get passed gets their sorry asses thrown in prison. Wouldn't that be ironic...and amusing?More carve-outs for special people, but the shaft for the rest of us. I hope every idiot that voted for HB 479 loses their next election.
Or they find themselves in a bad situation where no one will assist because of the law they pushed.Actually, I hope every one of those idiots find themselves in a situation where the law they helped get passed gets their sorry asses thrown in prison. Wouldn't that be ironic...and amusing?
I just hope that theI hope we don't have to wait too long before some unwitting "law abiding" citizen gets caught up in this BS to see how the real world ramifications fall out.
Decent people going to have to get much smarter and have plans in place to counter the actions of stupid politicians.I sure don't want to see a decent person doing a decent thing have to "take one for the team".
See lines 94-95 and lines 132-135.What's more rediculous is that those private persons at a retail establishment can stop someone who's stolen property. But if the miscreant committed a homicide in the store, nope, can't stop them or detain them.
MP, I am not seeing the security guard carveout other than for the Nuclear Power Plant Security....
Yep. and those same people will still find a way to rationalize supporting Kemp and the rest of the Republicans over this mess. Stockholm Syndrome is very real.After talking with some folks this weekend it amazes me that people in general have no clue as to what has just happen in their State. I gave an example of catching someone from somewhere being on your property rummaging through your stuff and walking off with some of it and there is absolutely nothing you can do to stop it other than call the law. They don't believe me. What a damn mess.
There are no arrest powers other than for police in Georgia law now. Instead, Act 264 provides for an authorization for certain persons, in certain circumstances, to "detain." While we all know a detention is an arrest, I think this use of certain terminology was intentional by the drafters.Are security guard arrest powers delineated elsewhere other than what's in HB 479?
Lines 77 through 91 detail the circumstances where private persons may detain/arrest a person suspected of or has committed
the.. "offense of theft by shoplifting as set forth in Code Section 16-8-14, refund fraud as set forth in Code Section 16-8-14.1, or theft by unlawful use of retail sales receipts or Universal Product Code labels as set forth in Code Section 16-8-17"
"theft by taking as set forth in Code Section 16-8-2 or theft of services as set forth in Code Section 16-8-5;"
The locations are detailed as being in "food service establishments", "retail establishments" and "of any business entity operating on their own property or on the property
of others on which they are doing business".
Out in a park doesn't count. Out in public doesn't count.
What am I missing?
Is there another version of this bill?
I thought this was what was passed: Georgia General Assembly
"Licensees or registrants under this chapter shall have the same power of arrest as that granted to a private person by Code Section 17-4-60."
That was repealed too, as you state, in Section 6 of HB 479. Do PI's and security guards have any other arrest powers?
You may be correct on that. I also wonder if it might just be plain apathy about what the people they elect do in Atlanta or who those elected officials really represent. It ain't us. Then the question must be asked who are they going to vote for the liberals. Screwed either way.Stockholm Syndrome is very real.