Regarding the July 14 news article “Senators want tougher penalties for attacks on police”: Another knee-jerk reaction by our Republican legislators.
I support our law enforcement personnel. However, I do not support more discrimination in our society.
I believe that all killing should be prosecuted the same. A person, human being, is dead whether it is a police officer in Dallas, a teenager in Chicago, a father in Baton Rouge, a child in Cleveland.
Wherever the killing occurs, someone should be held responsible. All of the killers should be tried by the courts under the same laws. Punishments should be meted out by the merits of the case, not by who got killed. We should be trying to end discrimination not encourage more.
Discrimination, racial profiling, differentiation of how people are viewed led to a multitude of killing including in Baton Rouge and Minnesota. Those murders led directly to Dallas.