WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU CALL AN AMBUSH MURDER OF POLICE BUT A HATE CRIME … “They Take 1 Of Ours .?.?. Let’s Take 2 of Theirs”
The National Fraternal Order of Police is asking for the Congressional hate crimes statute to be expanded to include crimes against police officers. If we do have a federal hate crime statute, then it might as well be written to include the murder of police officers. According to FBI statistics, about 21.7% of non-accidental law enforcement deaths since 2004 were ambush attacks. My personal belief is that murder is murder and it is hard to say that some one should be punished more for a hate crime than committing a murder in the commission of any crime. What is to say what is in one’s mind when they commit murder, usually all no good. However, I do believe that the murder of a police officer should be prosecuted and punished in a much different and extreme measures so to deter any thought of sicko punks and thugs that would ever consider murdering a police officer. You take the life of a police officer, yours will be taken as well.
In the wake of the murder of two New York City police officers and a national debate about policing, the National Fraternal Order of Police is asking for the Congressional hate crimes statute to be expanded to include crimes against police officers. The union has more than 300,000 members.
Violence against police officers that is motivated by anti-police bias should be prosecuted as a hate crime, the nation’s largest police union is arguing in a letter to President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders this week.
“Right now, it’s a hate crime if you attack someone solely because of the color of their skin, but it ought to be a hate crime if you attack someone solely because of the color of their uniform as well,” said Jim Pasco, the executive director of the National Fraternal Order of Police.
“Enough is enough! It’s time for Congress to do something to protect the men and women who protect us,” Chuck Canterbury, the president of the union, said in a statement Monday. The group has long lobbied for harsher punishment for those who harm law enforcement officers.