Tennessee Passes Bill Making Drunk Drivers Pay Child Support If They Kill A...

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My question would be how will you pay child support from prison?

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Same question I have!
Feel good legislation that only lawyers and politicians will profit from. I put it up there with hate crime.

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I’m sure the legislature thought of this, and have decided that those failing to pay support will be sent to pris…ah, nevermind.

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:yum: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: :crazy_face: Oh my !

If you read the bill you will see that there provisions in it for that.

Deserves 100👍🏿

Why not murders or those that are convicted of manslaughter? Those victims are equally dead and a person was identified as legally responsible. So shouldn’t they need to support the victims families? Isn’t that what civil wrongful death suits are for? Seems to be another “feel good” law.

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That was my first thought. This seems like just another one of the thousands of ineffective laws that get put in the books so politicians can pat themselves on the back and say look we did something!

The penalties for killing someone while driving drunk are already quite punitive. Unfortunately most drunk people don’t stop to think about all the laws they are breaking.

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I believe that holds true with most criminals, unless they have law degrees.

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The short time I was a fed prison guard in the 90s, inmate workers made 3cents an hour. Big bucks to support a child missing a parent(s).

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As I like to say on things like this: good idea, wrong direction. In this situation it only make to so-so idea.

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I have been the recipient of prison worker products as a state employee. They probably are overpaid based on quality, but I understand your point.

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