want to be a good idea, but just isn’t.Yesterday, the Louisiana governor signed the Blue Lives Matter bill, which expands the groups covered by “hate crime” statutes to include police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel.This law, on the surface, seems to do something sensible – increase the punishment when crimes are committed against the brave professionals who put their lives on the line for our public safety. So what’s the problem?First, we don’t need this law. Penalties are already worse for crimes against law enforcement. Crimes are broken into degrees based on factors such as the severity of the circumstances, the behavior of the criminal, and the identity of the victim. When victims are children, or law enforcement personnel, or judges, the degree of the crime and corresponding punishment are more severe. Our society has a general belief that crimes committed against law enforcement officers should be punished more … [Read more...] about Blue Lives Matter Law: Good Intent, But Utterly Ridiculous, Bad Law
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July 17, 2018 11:52 AM The State Worker Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers SHARE John Cussins, a Loyalton city councilman and pensioner, addresses a CalPERS panel Sept. 20, 2016. Video courtesy of CalPERS. Jim Miller The Sacramento Bee i By Adam Ashton [email protected] Don’t miss a story on California pensions, state workers and its dozens of government departments. Sign up for state worker news alerts here. Before he leaves office, Gov. Jerry Brown wants the state Supreme Court to resolve a lawsuit that could empower his successor to reduce or alter pension benefits for California public employees.Brown’s office this month asked California Chief Justice Tami Cantil-Sakauye to accelerate the state Supreme Court’s consideration of a lawsuit that challenges a marquee law he signed six years ago restricting pension benefits for public employees hired after 2013.Technically, the lawsuit seeks to undo … [Read more...] about Jerry Brown wants CalPERS pension lawsuit settled in 2018
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