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Published On: Thu, May 21st, 2015

Obama orders ‘Blue Alert’ to protect police

The Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015 was signed into law by President Obama, requiring nationwide “Blue Alerts” to warn about threats to police officers and help track down the suspects who carry them out.

Named for the two New York Police Department officers killed in an ambush attack last December by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who had shot his girlfriend earlier in the day, and then threatened on his Instagram account to kill police officers in retaliation for the recent police killings in Ferguson, Mo. and New York City.

“They were serving their community with great honor and dedication and courage, and all of New York grieved and all of the nation grieved,” Obama said in an Oval Office signing ceremony with the families of the slain officers. “It’s important for us not only to honor their memory, it’s also important for us to make sure that we do everything we can to help ensure the safety of our police officers when they’re in the line of duty.”

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The Justice Department will create a notification system relating to assaults on police officers, officers who are missing in the line of duty, and credible treats against law enforcement.

Obama called the bill “the best of a bipartisan support for law enforcement.” It was so uncontroversial that it passed both the House and the Senate by voice vote.

 

“Police lives matter MORE” is part of the headline at The Free Thought Project which notes that “Critics say that an alert of this style could lead to potential police state situations, with random lock-downs of entire cities, under the pretense that a police officer may be in danger.”

The system is modeled after Amber Alerts for abducted children and Silver Alerts for missing seniors.

The story on the murder of Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu  can be found here

More from The Free Thought Project here

 

 

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