Senator Mike Ellis and Representative Dean Kaufert have teamed up on an important new bill, which will allow the police to view library surveillance video without a court order. The need for the bill stems from this episode, which they describe in the co-sponsorship memo:
An incident at the Neenah Public Library highlighted the need to change the statute. The Neenah Public Library had video recordings of a man self satisfying himself between book aisles, but were unable to turn that video over to police to investigate without a proper court order.
When I first read that, I said, “self-satisfying? Was he eating a delicious Italian sub sandwich?” Because I would find that very satisfying. Then it hit me what it really meant, and I said “Ohhhhhhh…..”
(I often talk out loud to myself at work.)
Anyway, rather than passing a whole new bill, we just need to call in Carl Monday. (A classic)