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Law enforcement agencies from around the state rallied Thursday at the Minnesota state capitol.

They were there in opposition to new legislation they say would endanger the lives of every police officer in the state.
The bill, currently moving through the Minnesota legislature, would greatly expand a person’s right to use deadly force, without threat of prosecution, when they themselves feel threatened.

“To lessen those expectations about shooting at someone on a property, or anywhere else in the city, is not good for public safety,” Minneapolis Police Chief Timothy Dolan said. “It’s not good for the general public.”

The Minnesota County Attorney’s Association says this would severely alter the legal issues surrounding the use of deadly force.

Source: Northland News Center

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