New Tennessee bill would give ‘criminal immunity’ to drivers hitting protesters in street

From FOX17.COM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Tennessee lawmakers are considering a bill that would bring criminal immunity to drivers who hit protesters illegally blocking the road.

The bill says drivers won’t face prosecution if they hurt or kill a protester illegally blocking a roadway if the driver ‘”exercises due caution” and hits them unintentionally.

Lawmakers supporting the bill say it protects drivers from harm if they’re targeted during a protest.

“If you’re intentionally cause harm this bill won’t cover you, that’s not what we’re trying to do here,” Representative William Lamberth said in a recent hearing on the bill…. (Read more)