Democrats in Michigan have proposed a bill that would replace Michigan’s existing Ethnic Intimidation Act and make it a hate crime to cause someone to “feel terrorized, frightened, or threatened.” Under the bill’s framework, “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression” are included as classes protected against intimidation. If passed, the hate speech legislation would make violators guilty of a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of $10,000. The law also allows victims of hate crimes to bring civil lawsuits against the offender. Successful plaintiffs can recover three times the actual damages or $25,000, whichever is greater, along with reasonable attorney fees and costs.

What is also a feature is the possibility of “Alternative penalties” under the proposed law.

An alternative sentence may include an order requiring the offender to complete a period of community service intended to enhance the offender’s understanding of the impact of the offense upon the victim and wider community. Community service ordered under this subdivision must be performed with the consent of and in support of the community targeted in the violation.

I can’t see how this isn’t a violation of the First Amendment. Let’s see how it plays out.


No Room For Commie · June 29, 2023 at 1:37 am

Ex-wives, stalker girlfriends and Karens are rubbing their hands with glee.
I’m sure the poleece are looking forward to enforcing this one. (honk)
That CPUSA occupied territory will never be visited again, even if gas returns to $2 a gallon.
A soft weak thumb sucking snowflake society will be conquered internally and externally.

DB · June 29, 2023 at 5:17 am

I live in Michigan and I’ve informed my wife that we’ll be moving if this passes tests in the courts. There is no way I can go about my life without breaking this so called law

    Jonesy · June 29, 2023 at 6:16 am

    Between the red flag law the recently got adopted and now this garbage? I’m also considering leaving sooner than later

Jonesy · June 29, 2023 at 6:13 am

Oh this is 100% a violation of the 1A. But because Dems control all three branches of government in the state, and the state AG is a complete loon, we have to endure shit like this until the state oversteps on a charge and someone sues to get get it overturned.

And the last part of the quote above talking about community service is quite telling …. ” must be performed with the consent of and in support of the community targeted in the violation.”

Not only are they trampling the 1A, they are going to rub your face in it as part of the punishment.

It should be interesting to see how they deal with Muslims who are against the grooming effort and the alphabet crowd in general. They used to be the protected class with such a high population density. Trannies are on top now.

    Divemedic · June 29, 2023 at 6:38 am

    That’s my point. Is community service in support of a particular demographic not just slavery under a different name?

oldvet50 · June 29, 2023 at 6:15 am

Of course it’s a violation of the first amendment….but so what! We stopped having the protections laid out in that document years ago! Isn’t a DUI Checkpoint a violation of the 4th (search and seizure), confiscation of assets for being arrested and charged (even if later found not guilty). Of course, the 2nd is violated all the time so there is no need to expand on it. How about the 6th for the J6 detainees? The worst violation of all is the 10th with the Fed usurping all the power not granted to them!

tfourrier · June 29, 2023 at 6:18 am

So as a straight white guy if I am at the MI equivalent of 18’th / Castro in San Francisco on a Friday night can I sue any aggressive gay guys who make it very clear I am in “their space”?

For this type of BS the perfect legal defense is the mental health history of those who feel “threatened”. 100% guaranteed they all have a history of mental illness / personality disorders. Usually broad spectrum. And treatment / therapy / medication. For trannies and “gay rights activists” its 100% guaranteed they have a long term history of mentally illness and in the case of trannies a very high rate of institutionalization. Over 50%.

These people are not just nutty but actually seriously mentally ill. An observation based on many decades of direct observation of a very large sample. Which is what makes them so dangerous. If you treat their deranged politics as anything other than just another symptom of their mental illness. These are not sane well adjusted reasonable people.

    anon · June 29, 2023 at 7:36 am

    >as a straight white guy
    Whatever you say or do can be interpreted as threatening. Even standing there “menacingly”. Why do you think the legal system applies to you? You are their enemy.
    You can’t vote your way out this.
    You can’t sue your way out this.
    You can’t depend on the courts, the cops, the lawyers, politicians, any of those.
    You are on the bottom of the hierarchy, start thinking of what you can do and not what a piece of paper they threw out years ago says.

Aesop · June 30, 2023 at 4:04 am

This is simply Laws By Morons.
You’re going to criminalize activity based on subjective, undocumentable feelings?!?!?
Including by people with phobias?
Vets with PTSD??
Homeless drunks, addicts, and clinically crazy individuals???
What could possibly ever go wrong with that?

This should be great.

Police officer: “Hi, sir.”
Every Dindu in the state: “Aaaaaaahhhhhhhh! OMG! I feel terrorized! Arrest yourself!”
Police Officer: Handcuffs self, turns himself in to desk sergeant.
Lather, rinse, repeat.

This is shit-for-brains legislators (but I repeat myself) sucking around for votes, and virtue-signaling on the cheap. Except they’re in office to pass actual laws, so this is pulling the pins and dropping live grenades in a busy playground.

Whatever idiot wrote that, and everyone who voted for it, should be publicly flogged with a cat o’ nine tails on the Capitol steps at high noon, and receive 20 lashes.

Remember this idiocy when you mistakenly think Califrutopia has the most fucktarded legislature in the country.
Michigan is miles ahead of us.

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