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by E.Marquez
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Denied Rigth To Vote...For Carrying Pocket Knife
Replies: 89
Views: 12518

Re: Denied Rigth To Vote...For Carrying Pocket Knife

Solaris wrote:
ScottDLS wrote:
Yes, but 46.03 only prohibits carrying "firearm, illegal knife, club, or prohibited weapon in a courthouse. 46.01 doesn't define a pocket knife as an "illegal knife".
46.03 defines what is illegal. There is a difference between what is illegal throughout the state and what is prohibited in the building. 5 gallons of gasoline being an example of something legal almost anywhere but will be nogo trying to carry it into a courthouse.
That was my point... the common pocket knife is not an illegal weapon, but it is still a knife, and as such "could" be considered a dangerous weapon. A rule applied by the apparent authority over the building might then forbid that dangerous weapon.
by E.Marquez
Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Denied Rigth To Vote...For Carrying Pocket Knife
Replies: 89
Views: 12518

Re: Denied Rigth To Vote...For Carrying Pocket Knife

ScottDLS wrote:
Weapons are defined in PC 46.01 and common pocket knives are not weapons, so there is no law prohibiting you from carrying them in a courthouse.
Not arguing your point...
But for discussion. PC 46.01 says
"(7) "Knife" means any bladed hand instrument that is capable of inflicting serious bodily injury or death by cutting or stabbing a person with the instrument."

I ANAL, however......it would seem this is a gray area, and the LEO or judge could look at almost ANY knife and say it is capable of inflicting serious bodily injury by stabbing if the blade is more than say an inch long.

Would you consider being stabbed / slashed in the carotid or brachial or femoral artery a serious injury? knowing you can bleed out in minutes from such a wound?
How about being stabbed in the eye? trachea?

Any of that takes a knife of just an inch or less in most cases.. morbidly obese persons may be safer from a slashing or stabbing attack to an artery. And a judge may be well within thier authority to restrict carrying such a "dangerous" weapon. :headscratch
by E.Marquez
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Denied Rigth To Vote...For Carrying Pocket Knife
Replies: 89
Views: 12518

Re: Denied Rigth To Vote...For Carrying Pocket Knife

SewTexas wrote:so far no one has explained why a camera phone would or should be banned from a court HOUSE. I totally understand a judge banning it from a court ROOM, ie: family court, juvi court ect....all of those have to do with a ROOM, nothing to do with the court HOUSE....there are other things that happen in a court HOUSE, business papers are filed, people are married, ect....maybe I NEED something that is stored on my phone while I am filling out that paper.
Ask yourself where the guarded entry point is that would be checking for the prohibited item....
It's banned at the ONLY guarded inspection point...the building entrance. Likely the Judge could care less if you take a pic of the water fountain in the hallway.. but his security chief has told him if the judge wants an item forbidden in an interior room of the building, then the limit of ingress with that item will be the manned and guarded entry point.
Having planned and executed security plans for many like situations for events from Host nation police pay days to high value US political persons...for visits in both US and Hostile countries, .... Im pretty sure its as simply as....that.

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