Open question: how long will the public keep going along with this?
Virginia Democrats are proposing a long list of criminal justice reforms in response to the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others, but while some of them – such as banning chokeholds – are aimed at protecting citizens, at least one measure could reduce protection for officers.
According to a document shared by multiple local reporters and retweeted by the Virginia Senate Democrats, the proposals include downgrading the charge of assault on a police officer from a felony to a misdemeanor.
Call this thing, Blue Lives Don’t Matter.
Implicitly, of course, it insists that no one’s lives, except those of career criminals, matters, but even so Virginia Democrats seem to be taking a special pleasure in going after the police and licensing the criminals to do so.