Republicans call for tougher sentences against cop killers
The Washington Post
May 16, 2017

“Two Texas Republicans have introduced legislation that would increase penalties against people who intentionally attack law enforcement officers.

The ‘Back the Blue Act,’ from Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Ted Poe, would make it a federal crime to kill, attempt to kill or conspire to kill a federal judge, federal law enforcement officer or federally funded public safety officer. The legislation would create a mandatory minimum of 30 years if any of these officials were killed, and possibly the death penalty.”

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