HR 115 - Thin Blue Line Act

Date: May 18, 2017
Voted: Yes
Trump Position: Supports
Summary:

Making it easier to seek the death penalty for killing or attempting to kill first responders

Notes:
  • Adds additional aggravating factors to the imposition of the death penalty for the intentional killing or targetting of state and local law enforcement officials and other first responders [Source]
  • ACLU opposes because it is unnecessary (the death penalty is already available for such crimes), it is counterproductive to improving law enforcement, and is unlikely to prevent future violence against police [Source]
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