I am appalled to learn of your bills:
"HB 435 Law-enforcement officer; penalty for failure to identify oneself when requested."
"HB 436 Arrest or summons; charge for misdemeanor at discretion of law-enforcement officer."
Sir, we DO NOT LIVE IN East Germany of the 60’s!!! These bills you have submitted are an utter Disgrace; both bills are major infringements upon Americans' liberty and privacy!
I would have never dreamed a fellow Republican could come up with such a Vile assault on the Constitution of America… HB 435 Turns our good Commonwealth into a Stop and ID Police STATE.. and makes a mockery of the 4th amendment of the Constitution. HB 436 Give the Police the discretion to ARREST and SEARCH for misdemeanor crimes.. like jaywalking, littering or Speeding!!! Also a DIRECT assault on the Bill of Rights.
Fourth Amendment – Protection from unreasonable search and seizure
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Fifth Amendment – Due process, double jeopardy, self-incrimination, eminent domain
No person shall be held to answer for any capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
I demand that you withdraw both bills immediately, I am not one of your constituents however I Work and Live in Virginia and have a say in what happens here.
Write me back with your intentions.