Skip to comments.Virginia Senate Democrats consider ‘defelonizing’ assault against law enforcement officers
Posted on 06/29/2020 7:57:47 PM PDT by blueyon
Virginia Senate Democrats have published a list of 28 proposals for reforming the Commonwealths police and criminal justice systems, including a measure to downgrade the charge of assault on a law enforcement officer to a misdemeanor offense instead of a felony.
Under current law, anyone who is convicted of assaulting a law enforcement officer is guilty of a Class 6 felony and is subject to a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months, according to Virginia code.
This same penalty applies to anyone who assaults a person they know, or have reason to know, is a judge, magistrate, prison guard, firefighter or some other criminal justice administrator or first responder.
The proposal is listed as defelonize assault on law enforcement officer (return to misdemeanor offense). It is just one of many proposals by the Senate Democratic Caucus that could be considered at a special session on criminal justice reform legislation planned for August 2020 in Richmond.
In 2019, one law enforcement officer was feloniously killed in the line of duty and another 1,939 were assaulted, according to data released in May by the Virginia State Police. Of those assaults, most incidents (1,327) did not result in a significant injury to the officer, but other incidents did result in the law enforcement officer sustaining minor injuries (497), major injuries (22), broken bones (7), severe lacerations (6), and potential internal injuries (4).
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Guess the plan is either to defund the police or make them all resign.
Wow. This is prima facie violation of equal protection.
Well... if it’s NOT a felony to assault a police officer...
... then CLEARLY it won’t be a felony if/when democrats start getting assaulted!!!
See? Happy endings for all around!!!
Be careful what you wish for, Dems.
you aren’t a lesser person under the law if you’re part of law enforcement.
this needs to end
because then the next group of people are white men
because we are already so heavily legally discriminated against already
violates equal under the law
cwii is required
these commies cannot be fixed
they want to go full fruitcake
How about make it a misdemeanor to beat the living #### out of a state senator from VA?
Supporters of such defelonization are deserving of defenestration.
The Third Defenestration of Prague (1618) had a VERY appropriate outcome.
Time for Atlas to start shrugging.
Virginia Senate Democrats consider defelonizing assault against law enforcement officers and Democrats
What would be the charge against assaulting Virginia Senate Democrats?
Better yet, a reward for beating up a liberal state senator. And free one way helicopter rides for ANTIFA members.
They are keeping the cops on Trump’s side.
Clearly, democrats ARE THE ENEMY....AND WE ARE AT WAR!!!
The police as cannon fodder. No one will work at this job.
The key word is ‘consider’. Come on. Wake me when the shuttle lands.
Border Patrol already live with this. We have been told that if we are assaulted that it was only done to avoid arrest and the usaa will not prosecute for it.
An agent I work with was assaulted on duty a few years ago and the usaa declined to prosecute so he went to the police and filed as a private citizen. The guy was convicted and got 5 years.
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