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Old 08-20-2010, 12:54 PM   #54
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Typical Virginia legal crap. It's like they want to keep the rules incredibly vague so nobody can understand them. Then everyone stays skeered that they might be breaking some little known, poorly worded law.... since there are zillions of them. Yay commonwealth!
Actually, the way these laws are worded is very useful. If a law is clearly written, then the LEO must enforce it with no accounting for the circumstances. With a loose law, the LEO is able to cite a legal issue when it is necessary - in otherwords, "if you're not a asshat with an attitude, you can get away with a lot of stuff" - words from my B-I-L, FFX county cop.
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