"A person may not, while driving a motor vehicle on a highway, manually manipulate a handheld electronic device for any purpose other than to initiate, receive, or engage in voice communication."
So manually punching in a phone number or going through your contacts to make a voice call is okay, but not tapping graphical icons in a navigation program? Of course, the deputy can't tell what you're doing until after you've been pulled over, but now he or she has a pretext for looking for other stuff.
If you know any gunowners in Washington State please forward them the link to this flowchart of all the ways they can find themselves in legal trouble: http://i.imgur.com/QLMj1Em.png
It's pretty clear the initiative wasn't designed to fight violent crime. It was designed to entrap unwary gunowners. It's especially galling that the exemptions to the law are affirmative defenses (i.e. the defendant must prove innocence by a preponderance of the evidence) rather than exceptions (i.e. prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt).
They are planning to push this garbage in other states.
Contraception should be available OTC. Then politicians can grandstand about something else.
I wonder if they're still upset about, "Sons of Tucson" bumping them out of their time slot two years ago.
You can look at the campaign finance reports to see who is behind prop 121: http://www.azsos.gov/cfs/FilerDetail.aspx?…
Prior to circulating petitions they were made aware of the problems with top-two systems encountered in other states, but they went ahead anyway. They could've gone with a true reform proposal such as this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condorcet_met…
The experience from other states that use top-two makes it clear that it simply makes it easier for incumbents to win albeit spending more money in the process. The people behind top-two are taking advantage of voter dissatisfaction to push through a so-called solution that isn't really a solution.
From California, "How Prop. 14 weakened democracy": http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commen…
And the current administration is waging war on MMJ. I'm glad there are two other presidential candidates on the Arizona ballot who oppose the drug war.
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