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NEWS - NACHRICHTEN

03.10.2000
Washington D.C., USA:
Missbrauch von Polizeiabzeichen jetzt unter der Bundesgerichtsbarkeit strafbar:

Der amerikanische Senat beschließt im Rahmen der Verbrechensbekämpfung  die einschlägigen Bundesgesetze zu ändern. Danach wird nunmehr eine Gesetzeslücke geschlossen, denn bislang verbot das U.S. Gesetz lediglich den Verkauf oder Besitz von gültigen Dienstabzeichen der Bundesbehörden.

Diese Rechtslage ändert sich nun, denn der entsprechende Absatz im Gesetzestext wird um die Staats- und lokalen Behörden erweitert, wobei sogar Reproduktionen und Repliken einbezogen sind. 

Die Sammler im Rest der Welt wissen jetzt, weshalb bei Auktionen (auch Ebay) keine aktuellen Abzeichen mehr angeboten werden dürfen. Als Ausnahme beschreibt das neue Gesetzt nämlich ausdrücklich, dass Abzeichen zu Sammel- und Filmzwecken ausgenommen sind. Für Sammler: nur ungültige und nicht mehr im Gebrauch befindliche Abzeichen dürfen (in den USA) erworben werden
Wer aber als Ausländer in empfindlichen Bereichen (Bahnhöfen, Flugplätzen) mit einer gültigen und aktuellen Dienstmarke einer amerikanischen Behörde erwischt wird, riskiert eine Freiheitsstrafe von bis zu 5 Jahren und zusätzlich eine Geldstrafe.

Für die Sammler weltweit bedeutet dieses: Weniger Abzeichen im Angebot, schwieriger zu bekommen bei wesentlich teueren Preisen. "happy collecting"

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL BADGE COLLECTORS OF THE UNITED STATES!!

A new Federal Law (HR 4827, Law #106-547), pertaining to badge possession,
collecting, and use went into effect on 12/19/2000. This law makes the shipping,
possession and use of CURRENT Police badges and Police badge REPLICAS a crime if they are used for any purpose other than the following:
(1) as a memento, or in a collection or exhibit;
(2) for decorative purposes;
(3) for a dramatic presentation, such as a theater, film, or television production; or
(4) for any other recreational purpose.
In our web catalog most badge are affected by this law as long as they are not obsolete or
of defunct or merged agencies.
Please be advised that unless you notify us in writing that you are unwilling to
abide by federal law #106-547, it is presumed by Westend Emblems, and
warranted by you that you will only use your baught law enforcement badge(s) in a manner
that is legally authorized under Federal Law #106-547. Thank you !

 

  Texas Government Code Sec. 411.017
Unauthorized Acts Involving Department Name, Insignia, or Division Name

(a) A person commits an offense if, without the director's authorization, the person:

(1) manufactures, sells, or possesses a badge, identification card, or other item bearing a department insignia or an insignia deceptively similar to the department's;

(2) makes a copy or likeness of a badge, identification card, or department insignia, with intent to use or allow another to use the copy or likeness to produce an item bearing the department insignia or an insignia deceptively similar to the department's; or

(3) uses the term "Texas Department of Public Safety," "Department of Public Safety," "Texas Ranger," or "Texas Highway Patrol" in connection with an object, with the intent to create the appearance that the object belongs to or is being used by the department.

(b) In this section, "department insignia" means an insignia or design prescribed by the director for use by officers and employees of the department in connection with their official activities. An insignia is deceptively similar to the department's if it is not prescribed by the department but a reasonable person would presume that it was prescribed by the department.

(c) A district or county court, on application of the attorney general or of the district attorney or prosecuting attorney performing the duties of district attorney for the district in which the court is located, may enjoin a violation or threatened violation of this section on a showing that a violation has occurred or is likely to occur.

(d) It is an affirmative defense to a prosecution under this section that the object is used exclusively:

(1) for decorative purposes, maintained or preserved in a decorative state, and not offered for sale; or

(2) in an artistic or dramatic presentation, and before the use of the object the producer of the presentation notifies the director in writing of the intended use, the location where the use will occur, and the period during which the use will occur.

(e) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor, unless the object is shipped by United States mail or by any type of commercial carrier from a point outside the State of Texas to a point inside the state if the shipper or his agent has been sent notification by registered United States mail of this section prior to the shipment, in which event the offense is a felony of the third degree.

Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 147, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 496, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.