I'm not for all sorts of nanny state laws but one I'd support is that attacking a WWII, Korea or Vietnam veteran is considered to be the same as attacking a policeman.
But then again, I just looked it up. Felony assault and battery already covers it.
assault or battery against a member of a protected class, such as a police officer, healthcare provider, social services worker, or developmentally disabled or elderly person.
So, I guess they should up it to something like 25 years in a prison chain gang. No parole, no time off for good behavior. No TV, no conjugals. You want to hit an old school guy, you get old school prison.
This is a recent shooting of a 7 year old in the Windy City....
"A 15-year-old boy jumped from his bike and opened fire after a passenger in a car issued an apparent taunt, but the bullets struck a 7-year-old child who had just returned from riding bikes with his cousin, authorities and family said Tuesday.
Cook County prosecutors said Lavante Jackson was tied to the Sunday night shooting on the West Side by two eyewitnesses and the GPS bracelet he was wearing as part of his bail on juvenile drug charges. "He's not a bad kid," Jackson's mother, Erika, said while sobbing outside court.
His mother repeatedly expressed sympathy for Tyvion's family for the shooting but said she could not believe her son fired a gun in a neighborhood filled with his friends.
"He just lost his best friend over there," she told reporters. "He got it tattooed on his forehead, on his face."
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