Virginia Bill HB 1627–Threats and Harassment of Dems Now A Crime?

 In Politics

Just after VA Democrats went after the 2nd amendment with the fervor of a bull at at bullfight, now they are pushing HB 1627. It creates a special crime to threaten or harass certain government members. (BigLeaguePolitics).

First they deleted the 2nd, now they’re after the 1st

Here is the bill summary:

“Threats and harassment of certain officials and property; venue. Provides that certain crimes relating to threats and harassment may be prosecuted in the City of Richmond if the victim is the Governor, Governor-elect, Lieutenant Governor, Lieutenant Governor-elect, Attorney General, or Attorney General-elect, a member or employee of the General Assembly, a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, or a judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia. In addition, threats to damage property may be prosecuted in the City of Richmond if the property is owned by the Commonwealth and located in the Capitol District.”

Filed by Democrat Delegate Jeffrey Bourne, the bill appears to criminalize free speech against certain elected Virginia officials. In particular, Democrat elected officials. HB 1627. Though his bill mentions criminal misdemeanors, it’s already against the law in Virginia to commit threats of harm or damage to property.

“If any person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person, shall use a computer or computer network to communicate obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act, he is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.” HB 1627

Is it not illegal to threaten to kill anyone, let alone a public official? Is it not illegal to threaten to bomb or otherwise damage their property? This bill seems to create a new class of crime- for certain officials only.

Here is the Virginia law as it stands now:

“Issuing a threat of harm is a Class 6 felony under Virginia criminal laws, which carries with it a penalty of 1-5 years in prison. If that threat is terroristic in nature, with the intent to commit terrorism, it is a Class 5 felony, which has penalties of 1-10 years in prison if you are found guilty.” Virginia Law

What is harassment? Is standing against something proposed by a politician considered a crime now? What happened to allowing “redress of grievances” to our leadership? Our founding fathers were specifically interested in protecting speech related to the political realm.

One day after the Virginia Gun rally, Democrats effectively killed Republican pro-gun bills and shoved Red Flag laws through the legislature. Now they’re attempting to stop the opinions of the opposition. They’re on a roll.

“Wow on cue, now they are after the 1A! Dems are trying to set up special rules exclusive to the Elite ruling class, to protect themselves from criticism!” Tina Freitas, wife of Delegate Nick Freitas (R)

Featured photo: State of Virginia

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Showing 18 comments
  • BRIAN
    Reply

    You and your but kissing delegates open up a can of worm with this Gun Grab.
    And now you won’t to have a law to protect you and your Yoo-hoo’s.
    this is sham but what else can we expect out of a bunch no good people.
    But one thing is for sure you want have these jobs next election.
    And you won’t have that krooked as Bloomberg.
    Thank you for a 1st amendment right freedom of speech.

  • Donald
    Reply

    Come on Virginia Time to Replace your Governor or the next thing it is going to be against the Law for you to think for yourself.

  • Tina Freitas
    Reply

    There is a misquote in this article. Nick Freitas is not the one quoted although the quote is attributed to him. That quote actually came from my page Tina Freitas, Nicks wife.

    • Faye Higbee
      Reply

      I will change that, Tina.

    • Suzanne
      Reply

      If I tell a Dem delegate that I will give his/her opponent several thousands of dollars to defeat him/her, would that be a threat?

  • Joe
    Reply

    We told you the second amendment protects the first

  • JO
    Reply

    If you cowards propose and pass a bill such as this, it should include protecting Republicans as well. Northram and his congress are so TRANSPARENT… guilty consciences, perhaps?

    • Steven Robert Goellner
      Reply

      YES NO QUESTION THAT THE 2ND AMENDMENT WAS TO PROTECT THEM ALL 1ST THE MOST OF ALL!

    • Joe Rastro
      Reply

      It does protect Republicans. Even though the author above says it’s to protect Democrats, the bill protects any elected or appointed official and their staff.

  • Mark Valletta
    Reply

    The Governir snd His Cronies needs to be recalled

  • Principal Poop
    Reply

    Buried in the fine print you will find that Gov Northam must be called “Dear Leader” and violators will be sent to a reeducation gulag.

    • Susan Jackson
      Reply

      Your Governor will be wanting to be called GOD next.!! Y’all have created a monster by voting him in and y’all are the only ones that can do anything – vote “His Highass” out. He ate too much prunes as a child and the crap went to his head.

  • Mary Sharrer
    Reply

    Time to clean up our local government and get these Demonrats out!! The places that you vote need to be watched because we know how crooked the Democrats are especially around the Northern areas!!!

  • Clayton G. Smith Sr
    Reply

    This is the first time I’ve seen this newsletter. It’s refreshing to read about people paying attention to what’s going on in our United States. Far too many people seem to think all this will work itself out; the liberal left uses that attitude to bully, intimidate and spread misinformation to accomplish their goals. I’m astonished how close the left is getting to their goal of a Socialist United States, particularly the newly empowered Democratic majority. Their kind of power grab is one I’ve seen before and, unless good people get out and vote, vote, vote! Legally, of course.
    I served in the US Army for 22 years just to support our Constitution and it’s disheartening to see it under attack by those whose aim is to convert us all to subjects rather than citizens.

  • Connie
    Reply

    The Government is lost, it open a large door that can’t be closed now. How dose it feel governor Northam to go up against real American citizens that can,t be pushed around like them butter cups you work with. The American People are totally fed up with The Democrats trying to seal our way of life. You Democrats are all Cowards. You have NO RIGHT to try and change The Constitution of the United States just to serve your own selfish agenda. Your not helping the American people, your just trying to make the American helpless so you can Destroy our Constitution And our way of life. Don’t FORGET, YOU WORK FOR THE PEOPLE, THE DON”T WORK FOR YOU. What a sad day it was when you took office.

  • Mary
    Reply

    Hope you all saw the video of State Senator Amanda Chase who has vowed to organize the recall of Northam….Please call her and get involved….I just did….her number is 804-698-7511…We already have THOUSANDS of signatures….and she vows to lead the charge. CALL HER PLEASE

  • Susan
    Reply

    This is only the beginning. I read earlier that Northam intends to change the tenure of holding the governor position also. He intends to be in power for a long time.

  • Lynda Pomeroy
    Reply

    🙏🇺🇸🙏 After all that I’ve and others around here have been put through then denied due process to, all I want to say is it’s God’s turn, come Lord let it be your WILL now done for all the victims victimized the last 12 to 20 some years. Amen 🙏

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