I Refuse to Allow Dallas to Break Its Promise to Police Officers and Firefighters

Two years ago during the last Legislative session, I authored a bill to provide a 25-foot halo of protection around police officers so that when they were working to protect our community they would not be assaulted or harassed by freelance video journalists. The bill did not prohibit filming, nor did it limit in any way the use of footage acquired by such activists.It did, however, incite thousands of people from around the country to proclaim that I am an enemy of free speech who deserves death. During that time, my family and I received more than 100 death threats. Most threats were the benign musings of angry bloggers. Some, however, were quite specific, such as the threat to nail my newborn to a tree.  Continue reading...

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