Tuesday, September 27, 2011

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Break It

That (along with 'given the mounting appeals court evidence that recording cops is established protected speech, so it's long past time to resolve this and stop the state from continuing its abuses of its delegated authority and of the People and their time and money -- at least on this issue') is the primary take-away for your humble chronicler from this work session of a subcommittee of the NH House Criminal Justice Committee on HB127, "relative to the definition of oral communication." Don't create fresh ambiguity that will do nothing but precipitate more litigation from petulant servant law enforcement.

The crux of the discussion is presented here by Attorney Seth Hipple, upright citizen Bill Domenico, and Rep. George "On the job means on the record" Lambert. (I have expended uncounted pixels on this matter, myself, of course.)