In a speech given to the Fraternal Order of Police conference in New Orleans, Attorney General William Barr called an expedited death penalty for mass shooters and cop killers.
Punishment must be swift,” Barr says
NEW: Attorney General Barr says the Trump administration will advance a proposal to expedite death penalty proceedings in “cases of mass murder” or murder of law enforcement officer.
— ABC News (@ABC) August 12, 2019
The NY Post reports authorities will seek the death penalty for the El Paso mass murder and are treating the shooting — which took the lives of 20 at a Texas Walmart while wounding 26 others — as a “domestic terrorist case.”
“The state charge is capital murder, and so he is eligible for the death penalty,” El Paso County District Attorney Jaime Esparza said during a Sunday press conference. “We will seek the death penalty. The loss of life is so great, we certainly have never seen this in our community.”
In a speech to the Fraternal Order of Police conference in New Orleans on Monday, Attorney General William Barr promised to push for new legislation to swiftly carry out the death penalty for suspects who commit mass shootings or kill police officers.
“This administration will not tolerate violence against police, and we will do all we can to protect the safety of law enforcement officers,” said Barr, who had a tough-on-crime approach in his previous stint as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer in the early 1990s.
“I will share with you one proposal that we will be advancing after Labor Day. We will be proposing legislation providing that in cases of mass murder, or in cases of murder of a law enforcement officer, there will be a timetable for judicial proceedings that will allow imposition of any death sentence without undue delay.
“Punishment must be swift and certain.”
Barr lauded efforts to keep chronic offenders behind bars with long sentences. He said that helped seriously cut down violent crime.
This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com
By Jon Heltzel
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