--None of this would be an issue if they would make the killing of a first responder in the line of duty a federal crime with the death penalty attached.
There are to many liberal states that don't believe in the death penalty.
This was an insult to the officer's family and to the Philadelphia Police Department.--
Bill would prevent offenders from causing their victims "mental anguish"
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says he supports a bill that would prevent offenders from causing their victims "mental anguish" in the wake of a Vermont college's decision to choose a convicted cop killer as a commencement speaker.
Corbett said Monday at a Capitol event that no one has the right to taunt victims of their violent crimes. It came one day after Mumia Abu-Jamal (moo-MEE'-ah AH'-boo jah-MAHL') gave a recorded address to about 20 graduates at Goddard College.
The bill advanced out of a House committee Monday. It would allow victims to go to court for an injunction against "conduct which perpetuates the continuing effects of the crime on the victim."
Abu-Jamal is serving life in prison for killing Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981.