March 5, 2016

NY State Steps Up To The Plate, Almost

At first I thought "Yes!" as I read the initial blurb in a Facebook post. Then I read the news article - the NY Senate is Republican for the most part, but the State Assembly is controlled by Democrats. I doubt this bill will see the light of day. Probably the only way this bill gets out of the Assembly is if the statute were limited to inciting violence against queer/tranny cops.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New legislation has passed in the state senate that seeks to make inciting violence against police officers a crime.

The New York State Senate has passed legislation sponsored by Senator Michael Nozzolio of LaFayette, that would establish the new crime of inciting violence against a police officer.

In response to recent violent crimes against police officers, deliberately inciting violence towards law enforcement is now a class D felony.

Senator Nozzolio "We will not tolerate the senseless and cowardly acts of violence against our police officers as they put their lives on the line every day to protect us. We have seen a surge in violent crimes against on-duty police officers so ensuring their safety has never been more important. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to strengthen New York's criminal justice laws."

The bill will be sent to the Assembly.
Story here.


LL said...

This is clearly not a liberal initiative. I'm sure that you'll see push back from the White House by way of phone calls.

sig94 said...

LL - yeah, this is DOA.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

You would think anyone with any sense would push this right on through.

sig94 said...

Odie - sense is in short supply with the Dems and even shorter demand.

Doom said...

Look, simply make it a short list for capital punishment. If it's a rather cut and clear case, they get one round to refute the charges after being found guilty, then hung publicly within four years of being found guilty and failing a second attempt at acquittal. Anything else looks like more of a problem, as it will fail on free speech considerations, and maybe should. If their statements can be considered to be incitement, then they get the death penalty. Easy.

Oh, wait, does NY even have the death penalty? I don't think you do. Well, breaching free speech is a fail. The supremes are very tight on that. Oh well.

sig94 said...

Doom - we had capital punishment until we didn't.