Thursday, January 27, 2005

Slugging Senator Back At Work

Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn), fresh off a third degree assault arrest for punching a city traffic agent, has introduced a bill that would bar public (ie - media) access to some arrest records.

The bill is named the "Clear Your Good Name Act", and requires law enforcement to quickly expunge an arrest record if the person was released without charges being filed, the being dismissed, or it is found that the arrest was without probable cause. If the records are not cleared in a timely manner, or the records are made public, then the law enforcement officer would face felony charges.

"I feel bad for him, I think he has a little anger-management problem, but I don't see this bill coming before my committee," Says Senator Dale Volker (R-Depew). Volker chairs the Senate Codes Committee, where the bill was referred.

(Source - NY Post)

Other links
Original Slugging Senator post
The story even made Snopes!
Senator Kevin Parker's Website
Parker has a lead foot and blamed an accident on a deer ramming his car
Steve Gillard notes another Police -n- Parker incident, telling a female police officer, "There is nothing you can do about it, b----! Go f--- yourself!"
Tennessee Dem tries to use the system for his own child support case(s)