He said this:
Hey brother, trust me...I have been in law enforcement for 9 years, accademy trained in both Ky and Fl, up to date on all my inservice and I'm telling you for your own good that legislation is gonna be passed on that. It don't matter who governs it, whether it's the FCC or FDA. I mean, once it's put on the books as state law, then it is governed by KRS. Take for example, Firearms. They are controlled by the ATF, then drugs, they are controled by the FDA. That doesn't make it any harder to arrest or pass law on one than it does the others. An example even closer than that would be portible scanners. Scanners are governed by the FCC, but that doesn't make it any harder to arrest someone for having one in their car. I'm not talking about a Federal Law being passed against the veil, I'm talking about state law and I am about 99.9% sure that STATE LAW will take effect, the first of 2008, which will ban that. Just telling you the facts and not trying to sound like a smart allic, but I have been doing this for a long time, not just studying it on the internet. I actually enforce these laws and HAVE to know what they are and what is legal and illegal. And as far as it being a usefull countermeasure, radar detectors are classified as a passive countermeasure as well and Ky is passing legislation to make them illegal at the first of '08 as well. If an officer wanted to be a real pain, they could charge someone right now with obstucting a government opporation for having either. Because running radar, is a government opporation. I have charged a guy with that before after I pursued him for about 30 some miles, and the charge stuck, so I know that it's possible.
Here is my reply:
Yea I respect you and your knowledge, radar detector ban has went to court how many times? Nothing! The only state ever to defeat this was Virginia. If the ban goes into effect, then well the Beltronics STi which is the only detector 100% undetectable by the spectre 3 which is the newest RDD. Under any circumstances until it actually becomes a ban will I ever give up my detector to a cop who tries to take it from me. It is my right to possess one as long as it is legal. I've got letters from every representative their is. Leslie combs, Howard Keith Hall, Hal Rogers, Mitch McConnel, Hubbert Collins, Jim Bunning, even governor Fletcher. I already have heard this and wrote my representatives about this and laser jammers. I have the letters to prove that no such act or bill has been brought upon them yet. Only Florida has the issue a "?" right now. Veil is not the only coutermeasure, It doesnt Jam, it reduces reflection output. How could you argue that as being a countermeasure? It's not, even thought it is . A laser pro park jammer or "parking sensor" there however are not illegal as used in alot of new vehicles to "beeeeeepp" when your backing up. A police officer using the LTi Ultralyte which is the gun used in Kentucky (laser gun that is) gives a "E07 Jam Code" (i'm pretty sure, not 100%) You know what else gives a E07 jam code? Weather issues, it could be drizzling outside and give a EO7 for lack of reflection, the sun being to bright could mess witht he reflection and give a E07. I can use a jammer, slow down to the PSL and turn it off and along goes my day free of a speeding ticket.
P.S. I love debating about this stuff!
Governor Earnie Fletcher dated:
May 15, 2007
Dear Mr. *****,
As your recent email addresses a Justice and Public Safety Cabinet-related subject, I have been asked to investigate and answer on behalf of Governor Fletcher. Thank you for your email.
I understand from your Email that you support the continued legalization of radar detectors in Kentucky.
The subject of radar detectors has held little interest in Kentucky State Legislature. The last time such a bill was introducted was in the 1990 General Session (about the time you were born). That bill (Senate Bill 370) was of so little interest that it never even received a committee hearing, and died of ignoble death. I have heard no discussions concerning such a bill from any of the law enforcement associations, legislators, or from anybody here in the Justice and Public Saftey Cabinent.
I have no heard of any news regarding such a bill at the federal level. I must also say that such bill normally take years to navigate the federal legislature, as this is not a popular election issue with the public. We, of course, have no control over federal legislation.
In any event, I caution you to be wary of some of the conclusions drawn by others regarding the statistics on radar detectors. Though there is a correlation between radar detector use and accident rates, the relationship is not causal. In other words, using a radar detector does not affect your driving skill, your attentiveness, or the conditions of the road, weather, light, or vehicle. Using a radar detector does not increase your safety. What is likely, however, is that of someone using such a detector is more attentive to their driving and to the presence and activity of other vehicles on the road due to their concern to spot police and slow down before they are caught. Some of these drivers may coincidentally also have radar detectors.
*provided photograph of letter using photobucket, has alot of personal stuff like address so not posting*
W. Keith Hall
State Representative 93rd Leglislative District
Thank you for contacting me to express your support for keeping Laser Jammers legal in Kentucky. I understand your concern, and you make a great point. Rest assured that if a bill like this comes before me on the House Floor, I will keep your opinion in mind.
It is always great to hear from friends back home, but I am especially impressed by your initiative to write me about your beliefs. It is not often that I hear from **-year-olds from Pikeville. It is only through calls, letters, and emails that I can know what affects you and other constituents in my district. I appreciate your commitment to the legislative process and our state government. If I can be of assistance to you in the future in any way, I encourage you to contact me.
Working for the people of Pike County,
W. Keith Hall
I have plenty more where that came from if you need it