What does it take to be a cannibalist?
Posted On July 11, 2021
Legal experts are scrambling to answer a crucial question: What does a person who is legally blind in one eye do in another?
It is a question that is being asked more than ever in Georgia, where a new bill, which would decriminalize cannibalism, has been introduced.
The bill would give people who are legally blind a one-time, one-way pass from consuming another person’s body to legally consuming another human being’s body.
The bill would also allow for the consumption of another person who has suffered from “mental illness” and the “unwillingness or inability to consent” to the consumption.
It’s unclear how the bill will be enforced, and whether it will be able to pass in a timely manner.
The Georgia Supreme Court has yet to rule on the bill, and the state’s legislative delegation has yet more work to do before it is even officially introduced.
But for the first time, a bill is being drafted to allow people who can’t see the person they are eating to legally consume another person.
“We’ve got some really great legislators out there, we’ve got the Georgia House and Senate, and they are putting forth really great bills,” said Rep. Chris Stadtmayer, who sponsored the bill with Sen. David R. Harris.
“I just think there’s a real appetite for it.”
The bill’s proponents, however, are still trying to figure out what it means.
The legislation would prohibit anyone from making an accusation that someone is a cannibal or is eating another human, even if the person is legally legally blind.
It would also prohibit any criminal charge or criminal conviction if a person is convicted of making the allegation.
“The intent is not to say that it is an act of violence or a crime against humanity.
It’s an act that is consensual,” Harris said.
The law would not make it illegal to consume a human body, but the bill would create a legal loophole to allow the consumption by those who are blind or with mental health issues.
It also would prohibit prosecutors from charging a person with making an allegation of cannibalism if they believe the person has a disability or other health problem.
The new bill would only apply to the people who have a criminal record, but lawmakers are still weighing how to handle other people who may be affected by the law.
Some people, like Stadmayer, believe the bill is a way to protect the public from “morality police.”
“There is a real fear in society that we are going to be prosecuted for the slightest of offenses,” Stadmiall said.
“We need to find a way that protects people who want to do this, but who also don’t have a crime record.”
Harris and Stadmiaest have worked to make sure the bill’s passage is not a surprise to lawmakers and prosecutors in the state.
In the first legislative session following the death of Georgia Congressman Steve Scalise, they introduced a bill that was introduced and passed by the House and House of Representatives but was not signed into law by the governor.
The lawmakers say they wanted to make it clear that they were not pushing the bill to punish people, but rather to protect people from being falsely accused of committing a crime.
“It’s the first step to having a law in place that actually protects people and gives them some protections that we can rely on,” Harris told CNN.
“It’s just the first two steps.”