America is fed up with domestic terrorism of any kind and some states are taking aggressive action to restore peace in their communities. After what one state just did, the liberal agitators who love to protest by blocking roads, as we’ve seen from the Donald Trump protesters and groups such as Black Lives Matter, will have to think twice before breaking the law — unless they want to get hit with a hefty price and suffer extreme consequences.
According to a report by CSC Media, lawmakers in Tennessee have just introduced a bill that would eliminate the civil liability of a person who hits a protester if they are blocking the roadway. This tremendously applauded action by the leadership in Tennessee comes on the heels of protests last year where people from various activist groups, including Black Lives Matter, blocked roadways and harassed motorists.
Numerous stories came from Tennessee residents who were victimized by the radical and often violent protesters blocking the roadways while taking advantage of the motorists’ unwillingness to run them over for fear of legal repercussions.
Now, Tennessee wants to make it legal to hit protesters who are blocking roadways as long as the driver uses “due caution.” Lawmakers introduced the bill on Thursday, which passed first consideration in the state Senate. The new bill would render someone who hits a protester who is blocking the street free from civil liability, so long as the driver was exercising “due care.”
If the bill passes, no longer will protesters of any kind be allowed to use their bodies as human barricades to victimize working people who need to provide for their families or first responders who are trying to transport a patient for life-saving medical care. That is, unless they want to risk paying a hefty price, risking their own bodily injury for their “cause.”
According to ActionNews5, paramedic Bobby Harrell, who was interviewed after protests that sparked the bill, said, “We received a call [that] there was a child needing medical attention stuck in traffic up on the bridge and due to the protest going on the bridge the family was not able to get through traffic to get him to Le Bonheur [Children’s Hospital].”
Harrell was part of a first responder crew that was involved in a medical emergency on July 10, 2016, where a sick child was trapped in traffic caused by Black Lives Matter protesters on the I-40 bridge in Memphis, Tennessee.
This is just one of many stories that came out of Tennessee during the 2016 Black Lives Matter rally. If Tennessee passes this bill, it would be a huge step in the right direction for law-abiding people who would otherwise be left to travel at the mercy of these militant groups. Hopefully, other states follow the example Tennessee state lawmakers are making by taking this stand.