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U.S. Drivers Can Now ‘Legally’ Hit Protestors Standing In Their Way

Drivers in Tennessee can now legally hit protestors who stand in their way

A new bill will allow U.S. drivers in Tennessee to hit protestors standing in their way and remain immune from prosecution – even if the protestors suffer injuries. 

The Tennessee bill aims to address protesters who block traffic and cause a nuisance to drivers.


Newschannel9.com reports:

Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) introduced the bill and said in a statement, “We believe that citizens have the right to protest. There is a procedure for peaceful protests and the purpose of that process is to protect the safety of our citizens. Protestors have no right to be in the middle of the road or our highways for their own safety and the safety of the traveling public.”

Representative Matthew Hill (R–Jonesborough) sponsored the bill, and issued a statement saying, “We are not endorsing anyone running over a person with a car, whether it is protestors or anyone else. If someone intentionally harms a person, they are going to be charged with a crime, period. There is a clear difference, however, between peacefully protesting and lawless rioters in the middle of a public roadway who jeopardize the safety of our families. This is a public safety bill that is meant to protect everyone’s right to peacefully protest and I look forward to seeing this commonsense legislation passed into law.”

Katie Jacobs lives in Chattanooga was one of thousands who did the Women’s March on Washington.

“It’s part of being involved,” said Katie Jacobs. “It’s part of being a citizen.”

Jacobs calls the bill discouraging.

“Oh you’re protesting so it’s your fault if you get hurt,” said Jacobs. “I feel like that’s the attitude some people would take. And that’s not the direction we want to go in.”

Others share that concern. Asyja Pryor is with Concerned Citizens for Justice and attends rallies and protests in Chattanooga.

“I think that is is directly harmful for people who are trying to exercise their first amendment right,” said Asyja Pryor.

President of the Chattanooga Tea party Mark West says when he protested with his group – he never blocked traffic. For him, the bill comes down to law enforcement.

“It’s already a violation of the law to obstruct traffic and obstruct highways,” said Mark West. “When they’re doing that, we shouldn’t have citizens confront citizens. We should have law enforcement confront the violators of the law.”

The bill comes after Metro Nashville Police investigated claims of a man driving into protesters last month.

Safety is something – lawmakers and protesters – say needs to be at the forefront.

“No one wants lawless rioters in the street,” said Jacobs. “No one wants to see that kind of thing at all.”

  • TOMIAS

    If you are stupid enough to stand in the middle of a hiway or interstate and dare people to run over you than you should be hit and injured.

    • Billy “The WiZaRd” Angus

      GO AHEAD!!!
      RUN ME OVER, YOU SHIT-HEAD!!!
      MAKE MY DAY!!!
      IT IS A GREAT DAY TO DIE AND BECOME A MARTYR!!!
      MAY YOUR UGLY GAS-GUZZLER BE REDUCED TO MOLTEN SCRAP!!!

      • Mat

        Billy, you just going to do the same crap aren’t you? You just copied and posted your idiotic comment from anothers comment section. No original through process I see.

        • Beau Gavigan

          He’s a lunatic.

        • negative

          still won’t work cause this will start more problems. The police should stop this not citizens. Just putting more innocent citizens in jeopardy

    • negative

      Lol let’s see how you feel when your family is the one who gets ran over by a car.

      • Tim

        I’m sure his family has the brains to not cause random people issues while protesting like most of you as Sholes who break someone’s windows or trash they’re neighborhood who did nothing to you in the first place you guys kinda deserve it

  • Lil Donald

    Hopefully Ohio follows suit.

  • welldone

    This is a very GOOD law,,about time common sense prevailed…. well done!!

    • Billy “The WiZaRd” Angus

      OVER MY DEAD BODY!!
      GO AHEAD!!!
      RUN ME OVER, YOU SON-OF-A-BITCH!!!
      MAKE MY DAY!!!
      MY SPIRIT WILL BE VERY HAPPY TO RISE
      UP FROM THE DEAD AND HAUNT YOU
      TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH AND SABOTAGE
      YOUR UGLY MOTORIZED PIECE-OF-SHIT MONSTROSTY

      • Mat

        Billy if you are too stupid to stand in the middle of a road then you will get run over. Nothing is funnier than watching you libtards flying in the air. And being a martyred ghost? What the hell is that suppose to mean? One you are not a martyred for anything and two you are in violation of the law by obstructing traffic. Continue to whine and cry. It gets you nowhere.

      • Beau Gavigan

        Dude… Tell you what. Let me know exactly when and where you’ll be protesting in Tennessee and I’ll come there.

      • JTTRI

        You are a special kind of stupid, GO TRUMP

      • NerdExtrodinare

        Then it’s a good thing for us that ghosts don’t exist.

      • Hugo Sikora

        You need psychiatric help or get back on your meds

      • Brian C

        Billy your an idiot. Don’t block the street like an idiot and you have nothing to worry about. People have jobs and lives and children and emergencies to deal with and your petty stupid moronic whiney snowflake ass protesting is petty. Grow up act like an adult. Dumbass

  • Dennise Johnston

    if you’re that dammed concerned… Stay out of the road!

  • gsphillips1

    They’re not going to find many people that disagree with this law. Stop people one their way to work, suffer the consequences!

    • Kevin

      Lol justwait till they start shooting at u

      • Mat

        Kevin. Who the protesters? Ha that’s a funny joke. Those libtards would shoot themselves since they don’t know how to work a gun.

  • Ashley

    Great, I hope they do this for all 50 states because when I’m on the road, all I care about is getting to wherever I have to go as quickly as possible!

    • Billy “The WiZaRd” Angus

      NOT WHEN MY SPIRIT RISES UP FROM THE DEAD
      AND HAUNTS YOU TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH!!!

      • Mat

        Billy, quite whining and complain. Is that all libtards do all day? Yup, proves you have no life.

    • negative

      you’ll care when your ass get fucked up or shot for plowing people over. Hell the police can’t help you since hey it’s their job to keep the streets clear. Your ass will wake up wishing you said fuck it and took the extra 5 to take another route. Should always think of your safety first

  • Billy “The WiZaRd” Angus

    OVER MY DEAD BODY!!!!
    I DARE YOU TO RUN ME OVER AN KILL ME!!
    I DOUBLE-DARE YOU!!
    JUST BE FOREWARNED THAT IF I DIE BEFORE
    YOU DO, MY SPIRIT SHALL RISE UP FROM THE GRAVE
    AND SABOTAGE THE BRAKES YOUR VEHICLE AND YOU WILL
    PLUNGE INTO OBLIVION!!
    AN EYE FOR AN EYE…A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH!!!!
    IF YOU RUN ME OVER AND KILL ME,
    MY SPIRIT WILL COME BACK FROM THE
    DEAD AND YOU WILL BE DESTROYED!!

    • noonespecial

      Dude your arse needs some Xanax! Chilld tf out you damned troll!

  • Dr Doolittle

    TENNESSEE has the biggests DUMBASSES AND i say make a law making the idiots who think about laws to run over innocent people wear signs that say that they’re an idiot and a dumbass and they should not be allowed to breed and make more dumbasses……..DUMBASS!!!

    • Make Bootcamp Hard Again

      Don’t stand in the road, you wouldn’t walk into traffic, why the fuck would you stand in it, you are the dumbass

  • Make Bootcamp Hard Again

    And then get charged with attempted homicide, endangering the public, and many more charges. Sure go stand in the road prick

  • STOSH

    “It’s already a violation of the law to obstruct traffic and obstruct highways,” said Mark West. “When they’re doing that, we shouldn’t have citizens confront citizens. We should have law enforcement confront the violators of the law.”
    What if i told you you cannot shoot a rapist that breaks into your home with your legal gun but in stead just call the police that are only 15min. away?

  • Lewis Goudy

    Since it is merely a bill and has not yet been enacted the headline is clickbait (fake news).

  • Hugo Sikora

    Let me get this straight you’re protesting for rights who’s rights. Standing in the middle of the road you’re taking away my rights and forcing your beliefs on me .you’re doing just the opposite of what you’re protesting about what’s wrong with this picture

  • Jeri Baker

    They do need to be stopped blocking traffic. However this has to be handled works for me. I don’t want to see people hurt but I am so tired of the protester’s rights taking precedence over the law abiding citizens.

  • Tim

    This is good because when you protest your supposed to cause issues for the people causing the issue not a random person trying to get to their job or home which unfortunately protesters love to destroy people’s homes and businesses without any care so I’d hit the he’ll out of them with my car too.

  • http://fieldlines.com Bill Wallner

    I belive the law should step in and break up any kind of road blocking protesters…..but if they gang up around your car…..and start breaking in..then and only then would I take action….

    • PapaFrank McWain

      Wait, that’s way diff than running over protesters! You sound like trouble waiting to happen!

  • PapaFrank McWain

    Really? Are you all inbred? I read these post and think, how in the hell is America ever gonna be great with people making shit like this Happen, then commenting how great it is! So when I have to go out on the picket line for our strike you gonna come at me? Hmmm, talk is cheap. Thugs!

  • Tyler

    Sounds like State sanctioned violence if you ask me

  • noonespecial

    Good! Rioters have no place in the roads and highways obstructing traffic so folks can’t get home safely to their parents! Peaceful protests means staying in designated areas. The women’s march #notmymarch had a permit to have a protest/march where they were in the roads.

  • Brandon A.

    Things are gonna get bad when some little ghetto home pulls out his gun and starts shooting at oncoming vehicles. Maybe we get lucky and he hits an idiot protester instead.

  • WHATEVER

    about time o ya, can we sue the protester for damages to the car if they live? i hope so.