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Bill would impose death penalty for cop killers in Massachusetts

8 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

Cop killers could be sentenced to death in Massachusetts under a bill filed by lawmakers who say police are “under attack,” after the state lost three officers in the line of duty in recent years.
“Our law enforcement officers are under attack and under assault,” Rep. Shaunna O'Connell told the Herald. “We need to show our law enforcement officers that we support them, that we stand with them and we need to show criminals that, if you take the life of a law enforcement officer, you're going to face that same fate.”
O'Connell filed a bill with Rep. David DeCoste to have the option to...
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