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Sherwood Lone GOP Vote for Expanding Police State

As if cops don’t already have enough to worry about on the law enforcement front, SB 140 would add to their burden by “prohibiting a person from using a cellular telephone or other handheld wireless communications device while operating a motor vehicle.”

Apparently it’s still OK to use a wired communications device such as a CB radio. The distinction escapes me. And why do we need a new law to make this specific kind of unsafe, distracted driving a crime when we already have laws on the books against unsafe, distracted driving?

Anyway, this new nanny-state, government-expanding, frivolous, non-essential bill passed out of the Assembly today with only one Republican vote: Mark Sherwood. Go figure.