In Virginia, the democrat controlled state legislature has approved a measure that makes it a misdemeanor to physically assault a police officer, ensuring that criminals will face no jail time for the heinous act.
A controversial bill is moving forward during the current Virginia General Assembly special session.
On Wednesday, the Virginia Senate voted 21-15 to pass Senate Bill 5032, which would allow an assault against a law enforcement officer to a misdemeanor if the person attacked is not hurt.
Here’s the summary of the bill:
Eliminates the mandatory minimum term of confinement for an assault and battery committed against a judge; magistrate; law-enforcement officer; correctional officer; person directly involved in the care, treatment, or supervision of inmates; firefighter; or volunteer firefighter or any emergency medical services personnel and provides that such crime can no longer be committed as a simple assault and must result in a bodily injury.
Summary of Senate Bill 5032
The bill also removes mandatory minimum 6-month jail sentence for assaulting a police officer.
Many people commenting on the story showed their disgust and anger.
One person insisted that state elected officials should also be included, but that’s not likely, others argue. In fact, given the radical leftist nature of the state’s government, there’s no doubt that the bill will be signed into law.
I can be quiet no longer! Shame on the Virginia Senate for passing a bill allowing assaulting a police officer to be a misdemeanor. If society does not protect her protectors, who will protect society? This national madness is taking our country to the precipice. Wm Snyder
— MartinCountySheriff (@MartinFLSheriff) August 27, 2020