Georgia Governor Signs MAJOR Police Protection Bill

Georgia Governor Signs MAJOR Police Protection Bill


All around the country, Democrats are working alongside BLM to demonize our police officers.

But we know the truth!

These are brave men and women that put on their uniforms each and every day not knowing what kind of violence they may be subjected to.

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While Democrats may not have their backs, Republicans show their gratitude for the work our police officers do.

That’s why the governor of Georgia, Republican Brian Kemp, just signed a sweeping bill aimed to provide protections for police officers and first responders.

Check out the Fox News report on the new bill:

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law Wednesday a measure designed to offer additional protections to police officers despite opposition from a national anti-police brutality movement.

House Bill 838 makes bias-motivated intimidation of first responders a crime. It would apply to anyone responsible in the death or serious bodily injury of a police officer, firefighter or emergency medical technician, and to anyone who causes damage of $500 or more to property owned by police and first responders.

The crime is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. The measure says the sentence must be stacked atop any other related sentence, which could lead to long sentences for violations such as vandalism aimed at officers.

“During my time as Governor, I have attended the funerals of far too many law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty, Kemp said in a statement. “It’s absolutely heartbreaking, and we must act.

He called the legislation “a step forward as we work to protect those who are risking their lives to protect us. While some vilify, target and attack our men and women in uniform for personal or political gain, this legislation is a clear reminder that Georgia is a state that unapologetically backs the blue.”

Unsurprisingly, Democrats are up-in-arms over the new law.

Take Georgia’s self-proclaimed governor Stacey Abrams, who lost the previous gubernational race to Kemp. Here’s what she tweeted in response to the bill:

Contract Abrams's tweet with the inspiring message Governor Kemp broadcasted in June, in which he states Georgia will always back the men and women in blue:

Take a look at what's trending on Twitter:

Unfortunately, not every state and city is taking a page from Georgia's book.

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USA Today reports that almost half of surveyed law enforcement agencies across the country are facing significant reductions in funding:

Facing the dual forces of the coronavirus pandemic and the national movement to "defund the police," law enforcement agencies across the country are bracing for budget reductions not seen in more than a decade.

Nearly half of 258 agencies surveyed this month are reporting that funding has already been slashed or is expected to be reduced, according to a report slated for release this week by the Police Executive Research Forum, a non-partisan research organization.

Much of the funding is being pulled from equipment, hiring and training accounts, even as a number of cities also are tracking abrupt spikes in violent crime, the report concluded.

Few agencies, regardless of size, are being spared. Deep reductions have been ordered or proposed in Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Baltimore County, Maryland, Tempe, Arizona, and Eureka, California.

Chuck Wexler, executive director of the D.C.-based think tank that authored the report, said police operations have not confronted such a threat since the financial crisis of 2008, when operations and force numbers were cut dramatically to account for the steep decline in available public funds.

"Unfortunately, the situation this time is only certain to get worse because of the pandemic's resurgence and the convergence of the defund police movement," Wexler said. "It's a combustible mixture for police departments, because reform is often achieved by hiring a next generation of officers and acquiring new technology that can assist their work. The unintended consequence of these times is that those reforms will now be held back."

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