Kevin Fobbs
Support 'Back the Blue Act' to make killing police a federal crime
By Kevin Fobbs
July 29, 2016

The murder of a police officer is not just an attack on law enforcement but it is an open deadly assault upon America. Recently Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn is proposing a law that is long time in coming in which if enacted will make it a federal crime punishable by death to murder an officer.

The legislation comes upon the heels of two tragic assassination of police officers in Dallas, Texas and in as well as in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In Dallas, five officers were killed and three were murdered in Baton Rouge. In both cases the murderous assailants were black who had alleged connections to violent black nationalist organizations.

For many Americans the notion that the police who willingly and selfishly place their very lives on the lines daily to protect and serve are targets for assassination is horrific. That is why Sen. Cornyn decided that the nation's protectors should no longer feel as if they have a target painted on their back and there is no back up for them.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Cornyn stressed, "Law enforcement officers selflessly put their lives on the line every day to protect our communities, and in return they deserve our unparalleled support for the irreplaceable role they serve." Cornyn added "The Back the Blue Act" sends a clear message that our criminal justice system simply will not tolerate those who viciously and deliberately target our law enforcement."

With each assault upon an officer's life the nation America itself is less safe and less secure. The false notions and outright lies that have been perpetrated against the hundreds of thousands of law enforcement officers by Black Lives Matter (BLM), the New Black Panther Party and their liberal apologists must be stopped and criminalized.

There may be First Amendment rights that protect the freedom of speech. But there is no freedom in this nation that permits the condoning of speech which openly permits murder. There is no protected speech which permits an individual or group to intentionally support the assassination of the president or vice president. That is a federal crime. The intentional spoken or written words that are communicated should also be a federal crime that should be vigorously enforced.

Make no mistake, these police attackers are not heroes of some twisted violence embraced movement. These murderers are no different from the Islamic extremist terrorists who also embrace the notion that murdering American law enforcement officers. Their alleged protected speech harms and in far too many cases have recently resulted in the murder of dedicated law enforcement officers.

To prevent the further mindless assaults the effort by Sen Cornyn to launch the 'Back the Blue Act of 2016' would is crucial. The law would in part create a new federal crime for killing a federal judge, law enforcement officer, or public safety officer, with the offender subject to the death penalty and a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years. The Texas senator said "The Back the Blue Act sends a clear message that our criminal justice system simply will not tolerate those who viciously and deliberately target our law enforcement," reported the Dallas Morning News.

A companion bipartisan bill to the proposed legislation is already heading to President Obama's desk in the form of the POLICE Act. The bill which was adopted by the Senate unanimously in May after passing the House in February helps medical personnel and law enforcement train for active shooter situations by using federal funded grants.

The future legislative success of the 'Back the Blue Act' looks good with the support of key law enforcement organizations like the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Major County Sheriffs Association, National Fraternal Order of Police, the National District Attorneys Association, and the Sergeants Benevolent Association, as well as the Department of Justice's VALOR program.

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Kevin Fobbs Media Bio: 05-21-2021

About Kevin Fobbs: Kevin Fobbs, a native Detroiter, is Chairman of the American Christian Civil Rights Movement (ACCRM), President of NAACP2021: National Association for the Advancement of Canceled People, Managing Partner of Ascension Entertainment Productions, and director of RTL Productions. He is a producer of the Holocaust-themed movie drama "Never Again," collaborator on the 2018 police documentary "Bleeding Blue" and producer/director of post-Civil War - World War II historical Christian southern civil rights drama "Johnathan - Living on the Edge of History," and Exec/Director-Producer of the film version of his soon to be released book a modern Christian fairy tale "Bernadine and Winston the Crooked Worm's Four Seasons of Life."

In the 1970's Kevin became a professional journalist and attended Wayne State University Law School. His written work has appeared in the New York Times and he has written for The Detroit News, The Michigan Chronicle, Clash Daily, Renew America, Communities Digital News (CDN) among others.

Kevin is co-writer of "Sandy Hook Massacre: When Seconds Count - Police Are Minutes Away In 2014 Kevin, together with his grandson, co-authored the Christian children's book "Is There a Lion in My Kitchen? " He is co-author of "Shut Yo' Mouth! How the Left Plays the Race Card to Silence Conservatives and How to Stop It.

He is co-host of New Right Network's "American Exceptionalism" and upcoming "American Correct" podcast shows.


For nearly 40 years, Kevin's personal devotion to Christian conservative values and principles has guided his public service in both state and national government, as well as private sector and media leadership roles, including elected and appointed positions. The primary Biblical verse that guides Kevin is: Isaiah 6:8 (NIV) 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"


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