Michigan, Things That Make You Go Hmmm — December 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm

NOT THE ONION: Michigan passes new law outlawing police having sex with hookers while working


In a move you wouldn’t think necessary, this past week Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation into law that makes it illegal for undercover police officers to have sex with prostitutes while they are at work.

No, I’m not kidding:

Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday signed legislation officially outlawing police having sex with prostitutes on duty by removing an exemption that previously blocked their prosecution. […]

The governor signed two bills – House Bill 4355 and Senate Bill 275, sponsored by Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, and Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, to stop it. The bills undo a provision that until now has prevented police officers from being prosecuted for prostitution offenses committed while on duty.

Police agencies have said they do not use the law allowing undercover officers to have sex during an investigation, and do not train officers in it.

The fact that this bill was sponsored by Michigan’s Chief Bigot, Rep. Gary Glenn just makes the weirdness about this whole matter that much weirder. Now that this is out of the way, Glenn can go back to his crusade to make the lives of the LGBTQ community as miserable as possible.