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Click It Or Ticket Memorial Day

In email today from Indiana State Police:

INDIANA STATE POLICE
Indiana Government Center North
100 N Senate Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46214www.in.gov/isp

FOR RELEASE: Upon Receipt

CONTACT: First Sergeant Richard W Myers
Asst. Chief Public Information OfficerDATE: May 22, 2018
Click It or Ticket Campaign

Indiana State Police will show zero tolerance

Indiana– As the unofficial start of summer, the Memorial Day holiday weekend is a busy time for Americans. Each year, the highways fill with families in vehicles, on their way to start their summer vacations. To help keep drivers and passengers stay safe, the Indiana State Police is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep families safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place May 21 through June 3, concurrent with the busy travel season.

“Buckling up is something that should become second nature,” said Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter. “Besides that. Buckling up is the law. The consequences of not buckling up is real and can include the loss of life. Often, this tragedy could have been prevented with the use of a seat belt. No excuses, buckle up!”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half (48%) of the passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2016 were unrestrained. At night from 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m., that number soared to 56 percent of those killed. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is nighttime enforcement. Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night. In Indiana, the maximum penalty for a seat belt violation is $25.00.

“In 2016, almost twice as many males were killed in crashes as compared to females, with lower belt use rates, too. Of the males killed in crashes in 2016, more than half (52%) were unrestrained. For females killed in crashes, 40 percent were not buckled up.

“If you know a friend or a family member who does not buckle up when they drive or ride, please ask them to consider changing their habits,” said Indiana State Police First Sergeant Rich Myers. “Help us spread this life-saving message before a friend or family member is killed as a result of this senseless inaction. Seat belts save lives, and everyone—front seat and back, child and adult—needs to remember to buckle up—every trip, every time.”

For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.


Indiana Attorney General will defend Indiana women’s rights

Justice is a Woman

Do women in Indiana who have chosen to have an abortion have a right to receive proper medical care, and if that care injured them, a right to sue the person who botched their abortion to be made whole? Indiana Law says they do. The ACLU says they don’t.

All citizens have a right to expect ALL medical care is proper and to the current state of the art, and that includes the right to report those who harm them with improper treatments.

In most types of medical treatment a person can ask around and learn who is good and who to avoid, but social stigmas conceal abortioneers from public scrutiny. Women who are considering or who have had an abortion deserve better: they deserve a verifiable resource to evaluate the performance of abortion providers, including a list of which ones cause health complications that harm the woman,  what kind of complications their malpractice causes, and recourse to use that list in suing a derelict abortioneer to be made whole at law.

Of course, the money rich abortion industry opposes enforcement of such protections for women from abuse. It is good to see that our Attorney General has the backbone to protect our citizens.


Today in email from Indiana Atty. General Curtis Hill:

AG Curtis Hill vows to defend the state

Attorney General Curtis Hill issued the following statement today pertaining to comments made by three of Indiana’s 91 elected prosecuting attorneys in regard to Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 340:

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“The Marion County, Monroe County and Lake County prosecutors have issued a statement apparently stating they will not defend the state in a lawsuit in which they have been named as defendants – namely, the recent filing of a constitutional challenge of the Indiana law requiring practitioners to report complications resulting from abortions.

“To their credit, my friends and former colleagues are right. They will not defend the state. I will.

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“While prosecutors Curry, Gaul and Carter share the opinion that this case should not be defended, they also share no authority to make that call. Mr. Curry’s ‘directive’ to me to concede the constitutionality of an Indiana statute has zero force or effect.

“I am well aware of the proper role of the prosecuting attorney as well as my responsibilities as Attorney General, and part of my responsibility is the defense of the constitutionality of legislative acts of the Indiana General Assembly that have been signed into law by the Governor.

“The protestations of Mr. Curry and the other prosecutors regarding their being drawn into this type of litigation might find a more sympathetic ear with the plaintiff, the ACLU, which chose these three ‘defendants’ who, if they had the authority, would concede the case. How convenient and disingenuous.

“If these three prosecutors want out of this case, then they can ask their friends at the ACLU to dismiss them out. As for the defense of the State of Indiana and the decisions on how to proceed in this case, I will make that call.”


Primary Responsibility: Vote

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In email from Kyle Hupfer today:

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has built out a fantastic online portal where you can see all of the candidates on your ballot and view your poling places and hours. It’s a great resource, and I definitely recommend checking it out.

And if you plan to vote absentee, next Monday (April 30) is the last day to request an absentee ballot. Click here to learn more about having a ballot mailed to you.


Tax deadline extended

In email today from Indiana Department of Revenue, dor@subscriptions.in.gov

Individuals and businesses with a filing or payment due date of April 17 will now have until midnight on Wednesday, April 18 to file electronically. Taxpayers do not need to do anything to receive this extra time.

The IRS encountered system issues Tuesday morning. Throughout the system outage, taxpayers were still able to file their tax returns electronically through their software providers and Indiana freefile. Taxpayers using paper to file and pay their taxes at the deadline were not affected by the system issue.

Both the IRS and DOR advise taxpayers to continue to file their taxes –electronically or paper – if they have not already done so.


Good Old Games

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GOG Sale Page

 

GOG.COM has a sale today. They negotiate, re-vamp for Windows 10, and re-release old games, such as Witcher, Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Deus Ex, Fallout NV, SIM City, Ultima, Space Quest, and Leisure Suit Larry.

Many of these re-released games are under $10, often $2-$3 and are DRM free. The license usually says that you may install them on as many computers as you control.

The link for the sale is https://www.gog.com/