Nuts: Virginia Democrats Mull Reducing Criminal Penalties for Assaulting Police Officers

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Posted: Jul 01, 2020 1:25 PM
Nuts: Virginia Democrats Mull Reducing Criminal Penalties for Assaulting Police Officers

Source: AP Photo/Aron Ranen

To appease black voters in the upcoming election, Democrats are doing everything they can to spit in the face of police officers. Seattle is mayhem. New York City now has a CHAZ zone of its own; our own Julio Rosas is there right now. Minneapolis is making a blitzkrieg push to abolish their police department. And now in Virginia, state Democrats are moving to downgrade the legal fallout for assaulting a police officer (via Fox News):

Virginia Democrats are proposing a long list of criminal justice reforms in response to the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others, but while some of them – such as banning chokeholds – are aimed at protecting citizens, at least one measure could reduce protection for officers.

According to a document shared by multiple local reporters and retweeted by the Virginia Senate Democrats, the proposals include downgrading the charge of assault on a police officer from a felony to a misdemeanor.

“The Senate Democratic Caucus has led and is continuing to conduct a series of community conversations to discuss these issues and we have heard from the public that now is not the time for studies or delay and that changes must be made during our Special Session,” says the document, which is titled, "Senate Democratic Caucus Police Reform and Criminal Justice Equity Plan."

It goes on to say, “We will continue to take public input and work with stakeholders, the House of Delegates, state agencies, and Governor Northam to refine these measures over the next 60 days.”

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.

They also included de-escalation protocols regarding the use of lethal force. Democrats hate cops. They’re trying to hamstring them. And they obviously want to incentivize their mob minions to attack law enforcement. I suggest everyone try out a police simulator. While I get that de-escalation protocols are a debate topic, the experience you get with these simulations does a good job giving you an on-the-ground feeling of what officers experience and how you have seconds to react in deadly situations. When someone pulls out a gun or a knife and is acting belligerently, you don’t reason with that person who is a threat to the officer and the wider public. You shoot that person.