24.5 C
Saturday, February 27, 2021

Nolte: Virginia Democrats Seek to Reduce Assault on Cops to Misdemeanor

Virginia Democrats are eager to declare open season on law enforcement by downgrading an assault on a police officer from a felony to a misdemeanor.

Fox 5:

According to a document shared by multiple local reporters and retweeted by the Virginia Senate Democrats, the proposals include downgrading the charge of assault on a police officer from a felony to a misdemeanor.


Currently, assaulting an officer is a Class 6 felony with a minimum penalty of six months in jail and a maximum of five years. Misdemeanors carry a one-year maximum and no minimum.

In other words, you can hurl a brick at a police officer, or gang tackle a police officer, and the worst case scenario is one year in prison, which means about six months in prison … or a monetary fine.

How can anyone interpret this move as anything other than Virginia Democrats showing their cards in wanting to tell the left-wing terrorists in Black Lives Matter and Antifa that it is now open season on law enforcement.

- Advertisement -

The Democrats’ other obvious play here is to abolish policing throughout the state of Virginia — not just in the cities, but everywhere.. No sane person would want to be a police officer in a state where the law encourages assaults on them;  and make no mistake, this proposal is designed to intimidate cops. Get a load of this:

In addition to reducing the consequences for assaulting an officer, the proposals also include a number of restrictions that would be imposed on police officers to limit the use of force. These proposals include required attempts to de-escalate situations before using force, as well as issuing warnings and exhausting “all other means” before firing shots.

So what you have here are Democrats actively seeking to increase assaults on police officers while at the same further tying their hands on the use of force.

Something that has protected police officers for years is the power of the law, is the knowledge that once you lay a hand on a cop — a blow, a push, a nudge — everything immediately changes, things suddenly get very serious. You are now in a whole new realm of legal trouble.

What had been a ticket or a fine or a warning is now your butt in a sling.

Oversight Committee / YouTube

You know, I’m one of those ACLU-types who despises District Attorneys who over-charge to force a plea bargain. I’m also disgusted at the criminalization of everything, like selling loose cigarettes — which is what triggered Errol Garner’s death. But of course it makes sense to protect law enforcement  with heavy criminal charges. Even a bleeding heart liberal like myself can understand that, can understand why that is.

Anyway, if you are not already convinced, this proposal from Virginia Democrats should sway any fence-sitters of just how heart attack-serious Democrats are when it comes to de-funding and abolishing the police, which is only a means towards their ultimate goal, which is full-blown anarchy.

Things are about to get very bad for a very long time, especially in the cities.

If you can, you have to get out, if for no other reason to cash out while your property still has some value.

This is not a drill. New York cut the police budget by a billion dollars, Minneapolis just ended policing altogether, Los Angeles slashed its police budget and all but removed safety personnel from the schools, and now, in obvious attempt to create more anarchy and to all but ensure police resign in massive waves, Democrats in Virginia are ready to put a giant KICKE ME sign on law enforcement.

I repeat: This is not a drill. 

Follow John Nolte on Twitter @NolteNC. Follow his Facebook Page here.


Latest news

Paid sick leave, overtime bills advance in Virginia Senate

Legislation that would put additional mandates on some businesses to provide paid sick leave...

Police arrest panhandler suspected of punching 2-year-old in the face after social distancing dispute in NYC subway

Police have arrested a suspect in a brutal attack by a panhandler on a 2-year-old toddler on a New York City subway over a...

Global Military Spending Hit Record High In 2020 With US In The Lead

Authored by Dave DeCamp via AntiWar.com,Despite the damage coronavirus lockdowns did to the world’s economy, 2020 marked a record high in global military spending, according...

Joe Biden Visits Texas After Devastating Winter Storms

President Joe Biden visited Houston, Texas, on Friday to witness the aftermath of a series of winter storms that crippled the state for several...

Related news

Joe Biden Visits Texas After Devastating Winter Storms

President Joe Biden visited Houston, Texas, on Friday to witness the aftermath of a series of winter storms that crippled the state for several...

Watch Live: Breitbart’s Matt Boyle Moderates Law Enforcement Panel at CPAC

Matthew Perdie / Breitbart News and Image Thumbnail: Ashley Oliver / Breitbart News Breitbart News’ Washington Political Editor Matthew Boyle will moderate a panel Friday...

At Conservative Convention, Ted Cruz Says Mask Mandates Are ‘Just Dumb’

ORLANDO, Fla. — As a Covid-crippled Conservative Political Action Conference got underway Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told thousands in Florida that mask mandates to...

Reparations Activist Ta-Nehisi Coates Teaming With Producer J.J. Abrams on Warner Bros. ‘Superman’ Reboot

Warner Bros. is reportedly prepping another reboot of DC comics’ Superman, this time with slavery reparations advocate, author, and Marvel comic book writer Ta-Nehisi...

Jeremy Lin Says He’s Been Called ‘Coronavirus’ on the Court

NBA veteran Jeremy Lin says that he has been called “coronavirus” on the court during games. Lin, 32, told of the insult during an Instagram...

Biden Heads To Texas To Assess Winter Storm Relief Efforts

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and first lady Jill Biden traveled to Houston, Texas, Friday morning after the extreme winter weather earlier this month...

Ilhan Omar: Dems Are Going to ‘Fight’ Like GOP for Hike in Minimum Wage

Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) said Friday on CNN’s “Inside Politics” that Democrats should take a cue from Republicans and fight hard to...

DHS Prepares Legal Welcome for Flood of Migrant Child Workers

Coyotes will deliver perhaps 13,000 foreign children and job-seeking teenagers to the U.S. border in May, according to a leaked report to Axios.com. But the...