Unjust trials have consequences, just like stolen elections. The negative effects can extend long after the verdict is reached. The George Floyd Act being pushed by Democrats in Congress would subject police and border patrol agents to an increased risk of an unjust prosecution. This reactionary attack on law enforcement would impose a whopping 10-year prison sentence on our border patrol if convicted of recklessly causing bodily harm to illegal aliens.
Only in the halls of Congress could border patrol agents be considered a greater threat to illegal aliens than the drug cartels smuggling them, sexually assaulting them, and sometimes leaving them to die in the desert.
At present, federal law enforcement officers can be prosecuted and imprisoned for willfully harming people in the execution of their duties. I think few people would disagree that such accountability measures are a good thing. However, the George Floyd Act would allow an officer to be imprisoned not just for willfully causing harm, but even for recklessly causing harm. This lower standard makes the legal waters far more murky.
Law enforcement officers have to make split-second life and death decisions to protect themselves and the public. Why should a liberal judge sitting comfortably in a courtroom tell an officer that his well-intentioned actions to protect life were “reckless”?
This terrible legislation would also eliminate qualified immunity for local police, which is essential to prevent the looting of towns by liberal lawsuits. Minneapolis is forcing its taxpayers to pay $27 million for Floyd. That kind of money would bankrupt most towns. If more criminals are empowered to sue the police, the result will be an end to effective law enforcement. Every use of force will become a potential prosecution of the officer, and a potential lawsuit against the town. Instead of seeing cheesy commercials saying that you could be entitled to a settlement if you were ever around asbestos, you’ll be seeing commercials promising settlements if the police ever tased you while you were resisting arrest. That kind of society is bad for taxpayers, bad for law enforcement officers, and bad for the victims who count on heroes to save the day.