A controversial bill in Virginia has people upset and for good reason. Here's a 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
On Wednesday, the Virginia state Senate voted 21-5 in favor of the bill., which would allow an assault against a law enforcement officer to a misdemeanor if the person attacked is not hurt. It's important to see "if the person (officer) is not hurt."
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