Submitted by John Cooper on Saturday 5th September 2020
Published on Wednesday 7th October 2020
Current status: Open
Open until: Wednesday 7th April 2021
Current Signatures: 136
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Minimum 2 year prison sentence for attacks on emergency workers
Make all physical attacks on emergency workers subject to an automatic custodial sentence of a minimum of two full years.
Being under the influence of alcohol and or non-prescription drugs should not be an acceptable defence or mitigation.
Attacks on emergency workers are increasing in both numbers & severity. The excess consumption of drink and or misuse of drugs is sometimes accepted by the courts as a mitigating reason for these assaults, and the current penalties imposed by the courts seem increasingly ineffective and proving little deterrent to those committing these serious crimes.
Protecting those who are dedicated to saving lives and protecting our society has to be a basic requirement of our government.
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