A new bill has just passed the NC House that would allow North Carolina drivers to legally hit protesters who are blocking the road without being sued, as long as they “exercise due care.”
North Carolina House Bill 330 was passed by a 67-48 vote.
It was introduced by Republican Justin Burr and “provides that a person driving an automobile while exercising due care is immune for civil liability for any injury to another if the injured person was participating in a demonstration or protest and blocking traffic.”
“As we’ve seen, time and time again, as folks run out in the middle of the streets and the interstates in Charlotte and attempt to block traffic,” Burr said. The Republican commented that he wants to ensure that “drivers don’t have to fear driving through Charlotte or anywhere in North Carolina.”
So you need to exercise due care when driving over protestors. Personally, I’d make sure I had a good reinforced pushbar on the front of my truck, and sufficient clearance to not hang up on the bodies of any blacklivesmatters protestors or Antifa snowflakes.
Look at how societal attitudes are changing though, and we aren’t even near the Great Depression-era type of shortage which awaits us. Imagine when the dopamine is really pulled, and the violence rises all around us. There was a time when criminals were hunted down by ad-hoc groups of deputized citizens, and when they were caught they got a quick drop from a short rope on the spot.
Never think those attitudes or psychologies are gone for good. They are just a quick shift of the environment away from coming back.
And that shift in the environment is on the way.