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Fri, Dec. 21st, 2012, 05:30 pm
Vampires in Tennessee

Originally published at VolkStudio Blog. You can comment here or there.

Turns out that vampires are now real. Stakes won’t work on them because of armor, and other means may be at the defender’s peril because they have official backing. Curious to see how long it will take before the first legal challenge. Also curious why Americans aren’t shunning DHS the same way they shun klansmen.

Sat, Dec. 22nd, 2012 04:33 am (UTC)
seadevil001

This is impossible in MA, I mean blood/DNA drawn on check point. Wonder why it possible in TN, where you supposedly on guard for your rights etc.

Sat, Dec. 22nd, 2012 12:20 pm (UTC)
maineshark

Um, no, it's not. Mass has an "implied consent" law. MGL90-24(f)

Unless you have some evidence to the contrary?

Sat, Dec. 22nd, 2012 01:41 pm (UTC)
seadevil001

Well, I live here for 13 years and never ever saw or heard of sobriety checkpoints. I guess if you will drive like drunk you will be stopped (if police will see you) and then test will be administered. AFAIK it is in form of walking with eyes closed etc. Now, they may use "Breathalyzer". IIRC if you refuse to acknowledge results of "field" test then they take you to the hospital and draw blood.
But you right, by getting license you consent to be tested if seems necessary. But again, as far as I know, there is no random checks or 100% checks on spots.

Sat, Dec. 22nd, 2012 02:10 pm (UTC)
maineshark

You must not pay much attention to the world around you. A quick search shows that the Mass State Police say that they perform "70 to 80" sobriety checkpoints per year.

You can refuse to be tested, in which case you lose your license and face other penalties (and, if you ever refuse again, after getting your license back, the penalties go up drastically). If you do not refuse, then the officer, not you, gets to decide if they will use a breath test or a blood test.

So, pretty much exactly the same thing Oleg posted about for TN.

Sat, Dec. 22nd, 2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
seadevil001

You right, we have those! Wow. I looked up latest locations - well those are far from my usual and not so usual routes of travel. Hmm. Looks like drunks has some sweet points/routes?