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Push for the death penalty for cop killers in Mass.

BOSTON (NEWS10) - The killing of a Massachusetts police officer has some Republicans calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty for the murder of law enforcement officers.

Earlier in the week, the Massachusetts Republican Party sent out a message on Twitter reaffirming the party's backing of capital punishment for criminals who kill police.

An aide to Republican Governor Charlie Baker says he also supports the death penalty for those who kill officers.

There appears to be little appetite in the Democrat-controlled Legislature to debate the penalty again.

Democratic Senate President Harriette Chandler says she doesn't foresee the state reinstating capital punishment.


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