It disgusts me that Pennsylvania senator Kim Ward wants to criminally exploit the tragedy that befell Jennifer Daugherty by violating the First Amendment rights of Americans in order to look tough on crime. Nobody should be surprised. Most of the Democrats in office claim to care about civil liberties, and most of the Republicans in office claim to care about small government, but both claims are only charades used for public relation purposes. Just to make this crystal clear, I’m sure I would probably report it if I saw something terrible going on, but it wouldn't be because of any unlawful laws proposed or passed by elected officials.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review recently published an article (titled “‘Jennifer’s Law’ would make it crime for witnesses not to report violence”) which can be read by clicking here.