Three Champaign County men, who allegedly shot at a State Wildlife Officer's cruiser, hitting the windshield with two State Wildlife Officers inside, were taken into custody on October 30 and released the following day.
Let's keep in mind that there is a lot that this news article doesn't say. It doesn't say whether they retained a lawyer, whether they posted bail, what their motive was or whether they confessed. It doesn't say whether a plea was offered. It does say they will be charged, but it doesn't say what the charges will be. They will face their day in court. I hope it doesn't turn out to be a good day for them.
However, I agree that if these guys shot the windshield out of a highway patrol cruiser, the charges would likely be more severe than what they will get. It's just not right. The penalty for assaulting wildlife conservation officers should be every bit as severe as the penalty for assaulting any other law enforcement officer, whether it's a state trooper, deputy sheriff, or any other LEO.
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