Thin Blue Line Act
An Alabama Senator introduces legislation to re-enforce the message that “Police Lives Matter, Too”. In the wake of the recent rash of targeted police killings, Senator Jeff Sessions has partnered with Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey to introduce the “Thin Blue Line Act”. The act imposes harsher penalties on those who target law enforcement officers and first responders. Current laws already provide for the finding of “aggravating factors” when the victim is a federal officer. The “Thin Blue Line Act” will provide that same level of justice for local police officers, prosecutors and firefighters. Senator Sessions says that the legislation will honor the message sent by law-abiding Americans that we cannot stand idly by as attacks are waged on those who serve and protect our communities. Representative David Jolley of Florida has introduced similar legislation in the House of Representatives.