Should it Be a Felony to Incite Violence Against a Police Officer?
According to CNY Central, The NYS Senate passed a controversial bill that would make it a felony to incite violence against a police officer.
The bill passed through the Senate but has not made it through the assembly yet. This is highly controversial because this will make it an officer's word against a citizen's.
Without body cameras, it's still the word of an officer vs. the word of the accused.
I'm not in favor of people attacking cops. Obviously, but bad cops will view this as a free pass to mistreat the public as they please, and if someone defends themselves, they become a felon. It's a start, but it needs to be part of a wider initiative. This law seems very vague and will probably be misused if passed.