About the bill
The legislation was inspired by a recent nearly-fatal incident in California.
In September, as two Los Angeles police officers were shot in Compton and rushed to a hospital, a group of protesters blocked the entrance while some shouted “We hope they die.”
These police officers did not appear to be engaging in any brutality at the time of their shooting, as video showed them sitting in their patrol car when a man walked up and began firing shots through the passenger side window. In other words, it doesn’t appear that protesters had any specific grievance against these two cops.
The arrested suspect has pleaded not guilty, and the two officers have both since been released from the hospital, even though one was shot in the head.
What the ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Junior Senator for Louisiana. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Sep 16, 2020
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S. 4602 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 4602. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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