Texas Republicans Pushing Death Penalty Bill for Cop Killers
Texas Republicans are calling for a new bill that would administer the death penalty for cop killers.
The Hill reports:
The Back the Blue Act, introduced Wednesday by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), would put the death penalty on the table for “violent criminals who intentionally target law enforcement officers.” It would also establish a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years for cop killers.
The legislation would also increase the penalties for the attempted murder of, or conspiracy to kill, a police officer.
Police officers would also be permitted to carry their guns into federal buildings and other places where firearms are prohibited in order to protect themselves under this legislation.
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) is also sponsoring the bill.
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