Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Washington state lawmakers introduce bill that would reduce penalties for drive-by shootings

Washington state lawmakers introduced a bill this month that would reduce penalties for drive-by shootings with the aim of "promoting racial equity."

The bill, introduced by Democratic Representatives Tarra Simmons and David Hackney ahead of the state's 2022 legislative session, would eliminate drive-by shootings as the basis for elevating a first-degree murder charge to aggravated murder in the first degree, which carries a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment.

Drive-by shootings were added to the list of aggravating factors for murder charges in 1995. Other aggravating factors include the murder of law enforcement officers, murders committed by inmates while they are behind bars, and murder-for-hire schemes.

1 comment :

  1. Someone asked me last night if I thought Trump would win if he ran in 2024. I told him that the Dem's are trying their hardest to help him. Add this to all the other liberal states trying to avoid charging Blacks for crimes or punishing them when caught. This will not win voters, especially among Blacks who actually want law and order in their communities.


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