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house Bill H.R. 99

Should Murdering or Trying to Kill First Responders be a Factor in Federal Death Penalty Decisions?

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Murdering or attempting to murder police officers and other first responders who go in harm’s way to protect the public should be an aggravating factor when the death penalty is considered as a sentence.

John's Opinion
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01/31/2019
Speaking as a retired paramedic, we are out there all alone most of the time without protection. A Federal death penalty might make people think twice about shooting in our direction.
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SneakyPete's Opinion
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01/31/2019
House Bill H.R. 99 AKA - Thin Blue Line Act I’m in full support of and recommend the passage of the House bill H.R 99 AKA the Blue Line Act which would make the murder or attempted murder of a police officer, firefighter, or other first responder an “aggravating” factor in death penalty determinations. It would come into play in cases involving federal jurisdiction (an interstate homicide, or it occurred on federal land, etc.) if the first responder was carrying out their duties when the murder or attempted murder was carried out, because of the past performance of their work, or their status as public officials. This legislation will impact the first responders who are victims of murder or attempted murder and their families; those convicted of the murder or attempted murder of an on-duty first responder; and judges considering the death penalty for a relevant convict. “We owe a great debt to police officers and first responders across the country. Attacks against law enforcement officers must end. The strong committee vote today sends a clear message to those who target police — you will be held accountable.” Murdering or attempting to murder police officers and other first responders who go in harm’s way to protect the public should be an aggravating factor when the death penalty is considered as a sentence. SneakyPete......... 🤷🏼‍♂️👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🤷‍♀️. 1*31*19.........
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Steve's Opinion
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01/31/2019
As a law enforcement officer I can't believe it's taken this long to introduce a bill like this. This should be a no brainier. Make no mistake there is a war on our law enforcement officers / first responders. There also should be a bill that anyone who who spews untruthful rhetoric which incites person(s) to kill, ambush or injury a law enforcement officer or first responder be charged to accessory after the fact or how ever you want to word it. Trump 2020
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Argument opposed

The law shouldn’t make something that’s already a crime worse because of the status or occupation of the victim, especially when considering a sentence as controversial as the death penalty.

Jake916's Opinion
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01/31/2019
The reason is because no life should be valued more than the average citizen as soon as you put people at an untouchable level that adds even more power to a powerful position.
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Gwendlyn 's Opinion
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01/31/2019
It’s time to cease all use of the death penalty. Period.
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Stewart's Opinion
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01/31/2019
Kamala Harris said something I really like about the death penalty to those of you who argue it’s a deterrent. Nobody before they shoot a police officer thinks “am I going to spend life in prison for this or am I going to be executed? Because if there going to execute me I’m going to think twice.” Too many (disproportionately African American males) have been wrongfully put to death or are on death row right now. Outlaw the death penalty.
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      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJanuary 3rd, 2019
    Speaking as a retired paramedic, we are out there all alone most of the time without protection. A Federal death penalty might make people think twice about shooting in our direction.
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    The reason is because no life should be valued more than the average citizen as soon as you put people at an untouchable level that adds even more power to a powerful position.
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    It’s time to cease all use of the death penalty. Period.
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    Kamala Harris said something I really like about the death penalty to those of you who argue it’s a deterrent. Nobody before they shoot a police officer thinks “am I going to spend life in prison for this or am I going to be executed? Because if there going to execute me I’m going to think twice.” Too many (disproportionately African American males) have been wrongfully put to death or are on death row right now. Outlaw the death penalty.
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    House Bill H.R. 99 AKA - Thin Blue Line Act I’m in full support of and recommend the passage of the House bill H.R 99 AKA the Blue Line Act which would make the murder or attempted murder of a police officer, firefighter, or other first responder an “aggravating” factor in death penalty determinations. It would come into play in cases involving federal jurisdiction (an interstate homicide, or it occurred on federal land, etc.) if the first responder was carrying out their duties when the murder or attempted murder was carried out, because of the past performance of their work, or their status as public officials. This legislation will impact the first responders who are victims of murder or attempted murder and their families; those convicted of the murder or attempted murder of an on-duty first responder; and judges considering the death penalty for a relevant convict. “We owe a great debt to police officers and first responders across the country. Attacks against law enforcement officers must end. The strong committee vote today sends a clear message to those who target police — you will be held accountable.” Murdering or attempting to murder police officers and other first responders who go in harm’s way to protect the public should be an aggravating factor when the death penalty is considered as a sentence. SneakyPete......... 🤷🏼‍♂️👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🤷‍♀️. 1*31*19.........
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    As a law enforcement officer I can't believe it's taken this long to introduce a bill like this. This should be a no brainier. Make no mistake there is a war on our law enforcement officers / first responders. There also should be a bill that anyone who who spews untruthful rhetoric which incites person(s) to kill, ambush or injury a law enforcement officer or first responder be charged to accessory after the fact or how ever you want to word it. Trump 2020
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    Some animals are NOT more equal than other. No.
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    Steve...I liked your opinion on this UNTIL... I read the last two words: “Trump 2020”... This totally ruined it, so I can’t endorse your comment!
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    The death penalty has historically only increased crime and has never been a deterrent, neither in the 1600s, nor now. While first responders are often valiant, their lives are no more precious than the lives of the Black men, women, and children who are being murdered by our militarized police daily. No death penalty for any crime. Our prisons are filled with abused children grown into imprisoned adults and we already are a prison state. With our dictator wanna be working to make us a militarized state will the death penalty be imposed on all who have brown eyes or black hair? Slippery slope.
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    The law shouldn’t make something that’s already a crime worse because of the status or occupation of the victim, especially when considering a sentence as controversial as the death penalty.
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    They risk their lives protecting us. We need to do all we can to protect and support them.
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    if a person takes a life the death penalty should be automatic.
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    Ansolutely YES!
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    Yes, without a doubt.
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    The liberal progressive’s are against capital punishment. But they don’t mind killing innocent unborn babies all of America should be out raged. Governor Cuomo pardoned a cop killer who executed two police officers decades ago but he signed a bill that condemns unborn children right up until birth, he then celebrates by lighting buildings in New York City pink all of America should be out raged
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    Murder is murder. It'salready on the books. The prosecutors should go for whatever the law allows.
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    You can’t be pro-life and still believe in the death penalty.
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    If you walk over and slap your next door neihhbor, there is a penalty. If you then approach the pollice officer who is investigating , and yoj slap him, the offense and penalty is greater.
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    I don't believe this bill would make a single first responder even one iota safer. This looks to me like an opportunity for politicians to say, "I voted to protect our first responders and my opponent voted against it."
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    Murder is murder no matter what a person's role is.
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