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  • Dianne L Karp
    FYI Alexis, an atty, explains better than I the reasoning behind the so-called vagueness of the draft policy. Siobhan ... From: Dave Wise
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 2, 2006
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      FYI
      Alexis, an atty, explains better than I the reasoning behind the so-called 'vagueness' of the draft policy.
       
      Siobhan
      ----- Forwarded Message -----
      From: Dave Wise <drwise@...>
      Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 15:31:25 -0600
      Subject: Re: [SCA-Jousting] Handbook Draft
      Message-ID: <45709F2D.30108@...>
       
      That's an easy one.  If you are the marshal and in your judgment you think there is a safety issue, you tell them to correct the problem (slow down, get off, keep away from crowded areas, etc. depending on the nature of the dangerous condition).  Under the proposed rules they have two options, comply or risk getting suspended for the day (note arguing with the marshal is not an option).  If you are not the EqMIC, you report them to the EqMIC who may end up suspending them.  After the fact, you will be expected to set forth the reasons for the suspension.  Assuming they are sound, then presumably the KEO will take whatever followup steps are necessary to address the actions of the rider.  If your KEO thinks your judgment was unreasonably conservative, the KEO should clarify the standards that they expect you to follow as a marshal.  Either way, the primary consideration is to clarify the authority of the marshal to address safety issues.  We really don't have good options, because if we tried drafting a rule to cover every situation, inevitably there would be a situation where someone was doing something stupid, but there wouldn't be a rule that expressly forbids it.  It would be a poor policy indeed if we expected our marshals to stand by and do nothing about some dangerous condition because they couldn't cite a rule exactly on point.

      With regards,
      Alexis


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