by Max Brantley
"Riot" means violent conduct by three (3) or more persons acting in concert that creates a substantial risk of:Committing a riot is a Class A misdemeanor. If a weapon is carried, it can be considered aggravated riot and a felony. Inciting a riot means encouraging others to riot (i.e., block traffic.)
(A) Causing public alarm;
(B) Disrupting the performance of a governmental function;
(C) Damaging or injuring property or a person; or
(D) Impeding travel or public right-of-access to a road, highway, or thoroughfare designed for transit.
Disorderly conduct.The Supreme Court has ruled it is not constitutional to criminalize burning of the U.S. flags so Hammer's bill seems to stray a little far in limiting free expression. I'd hope the NRA would have something to say, too, about presuming a higher level of criminal guilt on account of simple gun possession.
A person commits the offense of disorderly conduct if, with the purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm or recklessly creating a risk of public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm, he or she:
(1) Engages in fighting or in violent, threatening, or tumultuous behavior;
(2) Makes unreasonable or excessive noise;
(3) In a public place, uses abusive or obscene language, or makes an obscene gesture, in a manner likely to provoke a violent or disorderly response;
(4) Disrupts or disturbs any lawful assembly or meeting of persons;
(5) Obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic;
(6) Congregates with two (2) or more other persons in a public place and refuses to comply with a lawful order to disperse of a law enforcement officer or other person engaged in enforcing or executing the law;
(7) Creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition;
(8) In a public place, mars, defiles, desecrates, or otherwise damages a patriotic or religious symbol that is an object of respect by the public or a substantial segment of the public; or
(9) In a public place, exposes his or her private parts.