Skip to comments.Virginia Democrats propose lowering assault on police officer from felony to misdemeanor
Posted on 07/02/2020 8:52:36 PM PDT by lowbridge
Democrats in the Virginia Senate proposed downgrading the charge for assaulting an officer from a felony to a misdemeanor.
The Senate Democrats released a plan to address police brutality and racial injustice in response to nationwide protests. The proposal includes several changes to policy regarding policing, including changes to the crime of assaulting an officer.
Our constituents want change, said state Sen. Mamie Locke, chairwoman of the state Senate Democratic Caucus. We hear that loud and clear from them. They want policy change. Theyre pretty much done with thoughts and prayers. Theyre done with one more discussion and hearing us say well get it done. They want policy change.
The policy would "defelonize" assaulting an officer and "return" the punishment from a felony to a misdemeanor. Currently, a person found guilty of assaulting an officer in the state faces a minimum sentence of six months in jail, though judges can issue a sentence of up to five years in prison. Misdemeanor sentences, meanwhile, carry a maximum sentence of one year in prison and no minimum sentence.
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How about assaults on state politicians?
Asking for a friend...
Why not make it a 5 dollar fine?
Just go all the way while you’re at it.
Hell....At this point in time we should be paid for it...
but that's just my opinion....but I welcome yours....
I will never understand how the left garners any support at all from the American electorate. The Democrats should be a fringe party on the outskirts of decent society.
how can anyone vote for these despicable people?
any more questions about whether or not liberals like and protect the innocent? They don’t- they like and protect criminals- this proposal just further proves it- These liberal scumbags are almost begging criminals to go out and attack police- telling the criminals- “Democrats got yer backs!”
Haha! Now that is funny! Good question to ask the legislature
A 5 percent party.
But there are a LOT of people who HATE placing blame where it belongs...Themselves.
No father, 20 year old with 3 kids and no job...3 fathers for the 3 kids...and a million other things.
You can’t vote for a conservative when you place blame everywhere else consistently.
I place blame for a few things elsewhere. But it’s not true :)
The speech Rocky gives his son in “Rocky Balboa” should be required viewing for all grade and high school kids...
“Now if you know what youre worth then go out and get what youre worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you aint where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that aint you!”
Dems don’t want to take the hits. Too easy to blame others. Like a big shadow.
I’d bet DJT has 90% of the Law Enforcement vote.
WHAT is wrong with Virginia these days? The things they are doing seem nothing less than suicidal.
Here’s a novel thought - how about NOT beating up on officers? Has this been considered in all of this? How about NOT resisting arrest?
Reducing the penalty is a statement to ‘hey, do whatever you want, we’ll back you up.’
Honestly, if the Democrats passed such a thing, I’d LOVE to see every officer defending the capital just walk out the door.
Luckily, I found much better options!
The Virginia state govt is ruining the state at a frantic pace.
(A living laboratory for the upcoming national election.)
It would be a shame if the ‘protesters’ were to come upon the addresses and info of the richest leftist 1% in America.
They've already painted a target on the back of every police officer, and are now thinking of lowering the assault on officers to a misdemeanor, which will invite more assaults on the police, why don't they just pay each person who assaults an officer, and just get it done...because they're basically saying an officer's life isn't worth a plug nickel.
I’ve been in the projects a lot.
What makes you a man is 1. the number of kids you have 2. your prison stints 3. Fighting it out with cops is YUGE.
This just made it that much easier to brag.
And endanger cops
Yep...exactly. Even 30 years ago, inmates were bragging about how many times they had been down, and what they were doing time for. I used to make fun of them, and say, “Oh yeah, that’s really something to be proud of.” Dumb asses. The inmates were cocky then. I can’t even imagine what it must be like now.
Ok, no penalties for not paying income taxes.
Was t it just last year that democrats made killing cops a higher felony than killing a citizen? Now these hypocrites play the reverse..
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