Friday, August 7, 2020

Democrats Seek to Reduce Assault on Police to Misdemeanor

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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koyiji1730
1 month ago

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A. D Roberts
1 month ago
Reply to  koyiji1730

We need to tie all such laws to the same legislators. Let any attack on them be reduced to a misdemeanor. That way, WHEN anarchy comes, they can get a taste of justice and no one will bother even calling the cops.

A. D Roberts
24 days ago
Reply to  koyiji1730

Imagine what it would be like if they had been able to DISARM us first.
OH, THEY HAVE.

Raymond
Raymond
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Reply to  Raymond

And let Governor Blackface Northam be first on the list .

ajf55
ajf55
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago
Reply to  ajf55

YES!

Michael
Michael
1 month ago
Reply to  ajf55

ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!!!

Lisa
Lisa
1 month ago

If people don’t vote for Trump this country is lost. For anyone to not want law and order is beyond me. I hope these criminals come for these cowardly politicians who keep showing their support for this stupidity.

Last of the Patriots
Last of the Patriots
1 month ago
Reply to  Lisa

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frank esposito
1 month ago

no more politics 4 me nov 3 ill cast my vote 4 trump and if he loses ill take 2 the street

Daisy
Daisy
1 month ago

Dems have become he party of lawlessness, violence and terror. They are the country’s enemy.

Jojodmonkey
Jojodmonkey
1 month ago

Well, I guess we the good people are going to have to step up and protect our police, perhaps step on a few necks!

robert powell
robert powell
1 month ago

how about open season on democrat politicans . NO BAG LIMIT, NO LICENSE,

CJ
CJ
1 month ago
Reply to  robert powell

I know one Congressional bag I’d like to limit!

dpk54
dpk54
1 month ago
Reply to  robert powell

🤣I LOVE the idea of open season on these filthy politicians! If unchecked, these people will see that the country falls from the inside…..it is these people we need to worry about, NOT OUTSIDERS, or other countries. It all begins and ends here, and it’s time to rid the country of the vermin who infest the halls of Congress at the polls in November!

Chip
Chip
1 month ago

Why don’t we the American public declare open season on the Demonrat left with no limit!

Robert Winstead
Robert Winstead
1 month ago

This is sickening and outrageous! I blame the voters for putting these evil people into office. Elections do have consequences and you are seeing what Democrats stand for.

scot_belle
scot_belle
1 month ago

Reduce the charge for harming a Police Officer, to a misdemeanor?
OKAY, but…this change should also be done for the persons wanting this.
Make it a misdemeanor for harming all those whining Governors & Mayors.
If those don’t like it, then the potential charges should stay as they are,
or probably should even be made………..tougher.

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
1 month ago

Is this really a problem? If you still wanna-be a cop in a demon(c)rat-run ‘$#!+’-hole…just walk-away or disengage ‘when’ there’s a 13/90 in progress, you could help clean-up the ‘mess’ after the fact, though? Which is already happening! Why should anyone care if the ‘a-holes’ who live in these places don’t?

Ernst
Ernst
1 month ago

This is crazy. It would have the effect of reducing police funding and ability to manage violence in the areas most needing that control. Violent areas would have more incidents of responsive violence by police and would then get less funding leading to more violence and then less funding. Finally people in poor areas, which tend to be more violent, would end up with no police protection. This is an atrocity!
Can people in poor areas really vote for Democrats? They are committing suicide!

TheMadMan
TheMadMan
1 month ago

These Democrats are so evil to say open season on Police. I will tell you that if I see anyone targeting any Police I will take them out.

Nonips48
Nonips48
1 month ago

No we need to protect our police, but we need to make it ok to attack congress people and we need to refuse to have our taxpayers money to pay for bodyguards of any politicians state federal only exceptions is the President, Vice President, and their families, till their term is up, than no more bodyguards for them, if they want they have to pay for them themselves, not Taxpayers, we have to cut all this waist in government, that includes pay cuts for all officials state and federal, alone with cut or No healthcare, no retirement, make all politicians part time workers, that will save a lot of our money, plus all these stupid garbage that government has no business in Like planned parenthood, nfl, all sports, pbs tv, giving money to other countries,u.n., wow, many others will help the bottom line, all those mentioned above have to find other ways to raise money but not on taxpayers money

Mikey
Mikey
1 month ago

Hope you enjoy the anarchy, Virginia. That is what you will get when officers start quitting in droves because of this legislation.

CharlieSeattle
CharlieSeattle
7 days ago

Democrat Betrayal of Law and Order and Leftist Insurrection.

Ban the Democrat party and arrest them all!

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