During a speech at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day on Capitol Hill this past Wednesday, the president called for those convicted of killing police officers to be immediately sentenced to death, according to news reports.
The President said:
“The ambushes and attacks on our police must end, and they must end right now. We believe that criminals who murder police officers should immediately, but with trial, get the death penalty.”
He continued to say with emphasis,
“But quickly. The trial should go fast. It’s got to be fair, but it’s got to go fast.”
In 2017, there were 174 officers killed in the line of duty with the number falling to 163 in 2018. So far this year, there have been 43 deaths, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.
There are many on the Left who are strongly against this, because they say “it’s part of the job and a risk they take.”
Tonight, the White House was lit in blue in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. pic.twitter.com/Tv9nAn5M2G
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 16, 2019
This isn’t the first time the President has recommended cop killers get the death penalty. Last year, he said:
“Criminals who kill our police officers should immediately, with trial, but rapidly as possible… get the death penalty.”
Should cop killers, if convicted, be automatically sentenced to death?
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