Second State Moves to Protect People Who Run Over Violent Protesters with Their Car

Second State Moves to Protect People Who Run Over Violent Protesters with Their Car

I’m a big fan of the right to protest. It’s one of our fundamental freedoms here in the West, and especially in the United States. But we’ve all seen protesters who get a little too unruly, if not downright violent. In fact, there are several recent examples for you to peruse right here on this very site. My thing is, if you’re beating on my car when I’m trying to peacefully leave the scene of an event or protest, you’re liable to get run over. I wouldn’t do it on purpose, but I’m not going to hang around and let antifa scum drag me out of my vehicle and enact mob violence against my person. The gas will be pushed to the floor, let the chips fall where they may.

Luckily, some states are moving to protect people trying to get away from thuggish protesters. The first one to make a move was North Dakota

It may soon be legal to run over protesters with your car in North Dakota. But only if you do it accidentally.

Lawmakers in that state are set to vote Friday on a bill that would legalize accidentally running over protesters in the road, one of several new measures across the country that aim to discourage disruptive protests.

Rep. Keith Kempenich introduced the North Dakota bill, which states that if a driver “unintentionally” causes injury or death to someone blocking traffic on a roadway, then the driver will not be liable for damages.

Kempenich said he was spurred to act after Dakota Access Pipeline protesters last year moved to block public roadways, scaring some of his constituents.

“It turned from a protest to basically terrorism on the roadways, and the bill got introduced for people to be able to drive down the roads without fear of running into somebody and having to be liable for them,” he told CNN.

Now, Tennessee (the state of my birth) has also moved to protect peaceable drivers who want to get away from mobs unharmed (thanks for the tip, Goose)…

As introduced, provides civil immunity for the driver of an automobile who injures a protester who is blocking traffic in a public right-of-way if the driver was exercising due care. – Amends TCA Title 19; Title 20; Title 29, Chapter 34; Title 54 and Title 55.

It’s pretty much the same bill as in North Dakota. This doesn’t make it legal to target people for flattening, but it does indemnify those who do it by accident. Of course, if someone is beating on your car and you hit the gas to get away due to a threat to your safety, you are exercising due care. The ones at fault would be the rioters. As it should be.

We need to see this sort of provision in as many states as we can. The recent rise in violence from the left could get worse if unchecked. Once these idiots know they can legally be run over, maybe they will think twice before escalation. Then again, maybe they won’t. Either way, laws like this one protect normal citizens and that’s what we need to focus on.

Ethan Ralph

Founder, Owner, & Editor-in-Chief of TheRalphRetort.com. Political fiend, gamer, & anti-bullshit.

  • Maintenance Renegade

    Soon…

  • Grust

    I foresee a lot less idiots in the near future.

  • Botiemaster

    Fuck the police! Fuck the police! *VROOOOOOOOM* JESUS CHRIST THAT GUY JUST RAN OVER THAT PEACEFUL PROTESTOR SOMEBODY CALL THE POLICE!!!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/462bc5e8fa4c4e08973ce3f4368bd4d7f56499232155215d6021539b4343fd20.jpg

    • Exactly!

    • StephaneDumas

      And add some gunshots to the mix, just like what happened last August in Ferguson.

      • SodWhite

        Sucks to suck.

      • Ronald Robbins

        Damn! pooky got his shit ran over

      • magic1114

        Car: 1, protestor: 0…

  • Nanya

    Reminder: In South Dakota, you can legally shoot Native Americans under certain circumstances.

    • Chi Huavara

      What circumstances?

      • Nanya

        If there are 5 or more Native Americans on your property you can shoot them.

        In Spearfish, South Dakota, if you see 3 of them walking down the street, you can shoot them as they’re considered a War Party.

        • AZ Jeff

          Public Law citation please.

          • Nanya

            Sadly I can’t find the exact words, but I found it here.

            http://www.dumblaws.com/laws/united-states/south-dakota

          • Chi Huavara

            I’m not sure if I can trust the information if they don’t cite specific statute or ordinance numbers. Anyone can write anything they want on a website.

          • Nanya

            True, but no matter how hard I look, the laws are still on the books.

            Google search reveals link after link talking about it.

            They’re just ignored by the people at large.

            I SUPPOSE I could call South Dakota’s Attorney General tomorrow and ask if there’s a law on the books about it still.

          • Chi Huavara

            If you can’t find the specific statute and/or ordinance numbers, then you can’t be sure that the laws were ever on the books, not matter how hard you look.

            Google also reveals link after link of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judge claiming that there was no evidence that any alien from the 7 countries named in Trump’s Executive Order was arrested for terrorist activity.

            And the claim proved to be pure bullocks.

            http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/report-72-convicted-of-terrorism-from-trump-7-mostly-muslim-countries/article/2614582#.WJ9PO8JzBUY.twitter

          • Typical

            Clearly someone who doesn’t understand how going viral works.

            Law statute and citation, or GTFO.

          • Danlantic

            1) Nanya needs to pick a favorite search engine and plug in “south dakota legal code”. DuckDuckGo made that the first item. Then search in that webpage’s Search box. From my experience in searching Florida’s firearm laws you have to check synonyms. I had to use “gun weapon firearm” to get them all.

            2) A search of South Dakota’s legal code for shoot, kill, self defense, war party turned up nothing. There are 10 pages of stuff on “Native American” such as:

            http://www.sdlegislature.gov/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=1-5-1.2

            1-5-1.2. Native Americans’ Day established. The second Monday in October, to be known as Native Americans’ Day, shall be observed in this state as a legal holiday. Native Americans’ Day is dedicated to the remembrance of the great Native American leaders who contributed so much to the history of our state.

            It doesn’t sound like there are any laws granting a sort of hunting license to kill Indians.

            How would you know they were Indians instead of Italians like Sal Mineo or Espera Oscar de Corti who called himself Iron Eyes Cody?

            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060280/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_26
            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057940/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_35
            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052300/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_47
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Eyes_Cody

          • Danlantic

            That reminds me. Monty Python put out records and books and one was Monty Python’s Paperbok. In it was an ad for “The Book of Fake Facts” which included “Did you know…
            That the highest place on Earth is 3 inches high?
            That Moslems are forbidden to eat glass?”

        • Chi Huavara

          What is the exact verbiage of these statutes and/or ordinances?

    • rrangel

      Your statements means nothing. It’s a phony non-sequitur, because it’s likely that you’re a butt hurt leftist, that doesn’t like that brownshirt/fodder tactics are not working.

      • Nanya

        BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

        Me?

        Leftist?

        BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

        That’s funny. I LOATHED Hillary, PC culture and cheered when Gawker went down. God-Emperor Trump won and I couldn’t be more amused by the reactions libtards have.

        • Vinnie Venios Vicent

          just a rightarded….

          nearly the same level as a leftatard, or usually called: leftist.

          • Nanya

            Is that the best you got?

            Seriously?

            Pathetic.

  • Glad to see there are still some adults left.

  • Perrico de los Palotes

    Ambulance drivers should also be able to disregard people blocking the public right of way.

  • Mister Misanthrope

    I’m looking for a vehicle specially made to run over liberal rioters. You know, like an A-Team style vehicle with steel plates welded all over it, and maybe some spikes.

  • God Emperor Trumps Were-Puppy

    There is a difference between protesting and rioting.
    Rioters deserve what they get.

  • Kellen Joel

    Good. I think that if you’re purposefully blocking traffic, you’re literally asking to get hit. And if my memory’s correct, an ambulance had to stop one time because these dumbasses were blocking the road, and the patient in the ambulance fucking died because of it. And yet people still say you should stop.

  • Jak Constantine

    What happened to Seattle and Goose? Unless i missed something I don’t see them as much on here.

  • magic1114

    Flying protestors; almost as much fun to watch as flying jihadi’s!