Dems Push ‘Journalist Protection Act’ to Make Attacking Journos A Federal Crime

Posted on March 14, 2019 4:34 am
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Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill to make “attacking” or “attempting to attack” a journalist a federal crime.

From The Hill:

Three Democratic lawmakers reintroduced a Journalist Protection Act that intends to designate “certain attacks on those reporting the news” as a federal crime.

The bill was introduced by Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).

[…] “The Journalist Protection Act makes it a federal crime to intentionally cause bodily injury to a journalist affecting interstate or foreign commerce in the course of reporting or in a manner designed to

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