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senate Bill S. 665

Blue Alert: Does the Nation Need a Network to Monitor Threats Against Police Officers?

Argument in favor

Implementing this voluntary Blue Alert network would help law enforcement officers protect themselves in the line of duty. It would also help coordinate efforts to catch people who wish to harm police officers.

Mary's Opinion
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05/11/2015
Police officers need all the protection they can get.
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J's Opinion
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05/22/2015
Unfortunately this administration has created a division and hostile atmosphere toward police. Gangs and thugs feel empowered to commits violent acts against police due in part to the rhetoric of this White House. Should it be permanent? Probably not. But start with something temporary and go from there.
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Elinor's Opinion
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05/11/2015
Whom would I trust to help me when a crime is committed against me? Let's see ... hmmm ... NOT the feds! Do crooked, evil people work as policemen? Of course, as in any occupation, there must be a few. However, I have never encountered any, not even when I received well-deserved (I am so embarrassed) speeding tickets. All have been polite and efficient. Why? Probably because I was so with them. Our police officers need all the help they can get with their own protection while they protect the rest of us. HOWEVER, this does NOT mean we need to have national police. We already have the FBI and federal marshals. A national network to prevent murdering anybody in this country is a great idea as long as it does NOT result in a D.C.-centered and controlled national police department.
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Argument opposed

Law enforcement agencies already have to cooperate on issues like this, and while this bill would create a dedicated network for that cooperation — it's totally voluntary. How effective can this network be?

VACatholicKnight's Opinion
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05/11/2015
Much as I like our policemen to be safe and protected, I find this proposal redundant and wasteful. I don't support this bill.
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Teresa's Opinion
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05/11/2015
Officers need to obey the law. If they do, there won't be any threats.
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George 's Opinion
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05/12/2015
No teeth on this legislation. It does not do anything. Window dressing for political pundits.
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bill Progress


  • EnactedMay 19th, 2015
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The house Passed May 12th, 2015
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
  • The senate Passed April 30th, 2015
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedMarch 4th, 2015

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    Police officers need all the protection they can get.
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    Much as I like our policemen to be safe and protected, I find this proposal redundant and wasteful. I don't support this bill.
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    Officers need to obey the law. If they do, there won't be any threats.
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    It seems redundant to me as there are already systems in place that could address this issue
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    No teeth on this legislation. It does not do anything. Window dressing for political pundits.
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    Really??? There is no need for this. The next step will be National Police
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    We need alerts to warn average citizens that renegade racist wet behind the ears cops are patrolling the area
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    Due to the police brutality, deaths and unwarranted arrests that has plague the USA for endless decades, I can see this as a non-issue to raise. Meaning, should they gain more legal support than they already have? Otherwise, we're deliberately back to square one with a vengeance.
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    If this bill is capable of allowing police officers operate without any serious threats to their health and safety, then I'm all for it. People like to forget that the police are our neighbors and friends, and thus deserve to feel as safe from harm as we do.
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    Whom would I trust to help me when a crime is committed against me? Let's see ... hmmm ... NOT the feds! Do crooked, evil people work as policemen? Of course, as in any occupation, there must be a few. However, I have never encountered any, not even when I received well-deserved (I am so embarrassed) speeding tickets. All have been polite and efficient. Why? Probably because I was so with them. Our police officers need all the help they can get with their own protection while they protect the rest of us. HOWEVER, this does NOT mean we need to have national police. We already have the FBI and federal marshals. A national network to prevent murdering anybody in this country is a great idea as long as it does NOT result in a D.C.-centered and controlled national police department.
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    Unfortunately this administration has created a division and hostile atmosphere toward police. Gangs and thugs feel empowered to commits violent acts against police due in part to the rhetoric of this White House. Should it be permanent? Probably not. But start with something temporary and go from there.
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    I do believe our police officers could be better prepared if foreign or domestic threats were made against them. They should be part of our FBI & CIA when looking to protect Americans against violent attacks within our own borders. If our agencies, our police departments and our reserve military can work in unison, we may be better equipped to ward off attacks. What I do oppose is fighting fellow Americans who may be using their 1st Amendment Rights to Protest.
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    Be good cops
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    police are under attack by the federal government and the Justice department. They need protection.
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    Although law enforcement agencies already work together to alert one another of threats to officers, that network isn't as streamlined as it ought to be as seen in the December 2014 of Officers Ramos and Liu. This bill would help streamline the process of alerting other departments of potential threats.
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    Due to recent national issues sparking lawlessness and disrespect for law enforcement they need all the help they can get including body Armor, riot gear and anything that keeps them safe. This is a good program if all participate.
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    Absolutely not. NO MORE AGENCIES!!!!!
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    Given that it will be established on a voluntary basis the program will not be streamlined and thus a waste of taxpayer funds. In addition there is already cross-communication regarding these threats, I feel this program would be redundant, something we don't need anymore of in government.
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    We need to rid our police of constitutional violations and serial killers with badges.
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    If the police departments start to
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