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.
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