3 thoughts on “Fenty’s Civil Rights Lawyer Employment Act”

  1. Most of the bill seems pretty good. I have no problem with jacking up the felon in possession penalties. The illegal discharge one is a bit scary, depending what the definition of the offense is.
    “- Requires hospital health care providers to take blood from suspected drunk drivers and gives providers immunity for doing so.” is the only one that I expect a big legal fight on.
    “- Adds penalty for false reports of abuse to Child and Family Services Agency.” is long overdue.

    Is there a really bad provision that I missed?

  2. Anti-gang laws often butt into the first amendment’s free association. It expands warrant less arrests. Expands the number of offenses which you can’t request trial by jury. I’m in favor of being tough on criminals, but only after due process, and you don’t get to redefine due process in order to make convicting them easier.

  3. “Modernizes the District’s warrant law to define “daylight” for the purpose of serving warrants as “6 a.m. to 11 p.m.” Under the current, outdated law, special authorization is required to execute warrants after sundown.”

    Did Fenty legislate 17 hours a day of “daylight”?

    Oh I see, there is a law that makes it hard to execute warrants after sundown. So rather that amend that law we’ll just mandate that it’s “daylight” until 11:00pm.

    Using the Alaska clock maybe?

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