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Virginia Senate Democrats want to downgrade the charge of assault on a police officer to a misdemeanor. 

Critics argue their proposal reduces protections for police officers, but with Democrats holding all levers of power in Richmond, it seems likely to gain traction. (FOX 5 DC)


Currently, assaulting an officer is a Class 6 felony with a minimum penalty of six months in jail and a maximum of five years. Misdemeanors carry a one-year maximum and no minimum.

In addition to reducing the consequences for assaulting an officer, the proposals also include a number of restrictions that would be imposed on police officers to limit the use of force. These proposals include required attempts to de-escalate situations before using force, as well as issuing warnings and exhausting “all other means” before firing shots.

The proposals also call for canceling supplemental funding to local police departments if they have had “disproportionate use of force incidents in their jurisdiction.” It is unclear if funding would be stripped automatically, or if the departments would have an opportunity to handle incidents internally first.

Additional proposed reforms include prohibiting the searches of people or vehicles based on an odor of marijuana if there is no suspicion of any other offenses, and eliminating mandatory minimum sentences.

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Raymond
Raymond
2 years ago

Publish the name and address of all politicians that want to restrict the police and state we will answer calls from those addresses eventually. Then see what the outcome will be.

Charles M.
Charles M.
2 years ago
Reply to  Raymond

And let Governor Blackface Northam be first on the list .

ajf55
ajf55
2 years ago

U have got to be kidding me, it should NOT be a Misdemeanor for Attacking a Law Enforcement Officer, I don’t care who U R. They R there to do a job. If U got their attention, then U most likely U R doing something U know is wrong. Not 100% of the time, but the percentage is up there.
These Officers R just Earning a Living like anyone else. They have family to support, mortgages or rent to pay amongst the rest of their bills, just like the rest of us. Please let them be able to go home to their Families each day Safely.

People Demand Police to get New Training.
How about Training your Children to Act like they have some Damn Common Sense/Respect??

If we disband Police like Democrats Far-Left & BLM, The Best thing to do at this Point is Buy a Gun & Plenty of Ammo Mind your Own Business & Protect your Family.
Our Country is NO longer a Safe Place.

Politicians R Rarely Nice People some the worse Criminals of our time, they tell U what U want to hear, they come to talk to Voters every 4 yrs, they promise things they NEVER intended to do.

The America U know & love is Quickly Disappearing! Black Lives Matter & the Far-Left is Committed to turning us into Socialist Country & we NEED to STOP them.
Every 4 yrs the Left brings out Racism, its their tool to Control U.

Watching or Country being Destroyed by our own people is the Saddest thing I have ever seen.
GOD BLESS AMERICA & God Bless its People.

VOTE REPUBLICANS ACROSS THE BALLOT 2020.

spktruth
spktruth
2 years ago
Reply to  ajf55

Couldn’t Agree more! The Punks tearing the country apart were Never told No and were Never taught Respect for Others, and Their Parents Bare a lot of Responsibility for the Horrible Job They did raising Them! 99% of Police Officers are Good People, and Blaming ALL of Them is Wrong. They have one of the Most Thankless, and Dangerous out there. The Left has already started the Next Civil War the Right has as of yet Not Responded, but Once that Happens it could be a BloodBath!

ajf55
ajf55
2 years ago

The Lockdown wasn’t about Safety. The Riots R NOT about Justice.
Its about the 2020 Election. Do U Agree?

Last of the Patriots
Last of the Patriots
2 years ago
Reply to  ajf55

YES!

Michael
Michael
2 years ago
Reply to  ajf55

ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!!!