This proposal would pay lip service to protecting police and corrections workers without actually doing so. It is an unnecessary distraction from efforts that could improve safety on and off the job for police and corrections workers, such as proposals that would decrease our state’s prison population and improve police-community relations. Unlike crimes against racial and religious minorities, women, LGBT people, and other groups, there is also no history of crimes against public safety employees being under-prosecuted or treated frivolously.
H.B. 7146 An Act Concerning Intimidation on Account of Occupation as a Public Safety Employee