ACLU Opposes the Back the Blue Act

The ACLU opposes S. 1134 and H.R. 2253, the Back the Blue Act, legislation that creates new federal crimes for assaulting or killing federally funded law enforcement. The Back the Blue Act imposes the death penalty and mandatory sentencing schemes that are unnecessary and duplicative; is unlikely to prevent future violence against police; and is counterproductive to improving law enforcement and community relations.

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