Tonight, in the course of performing regular duties in Barajevo, a policeman was attacked, who was wounded by a knife. He was wounded while he was visiting the mall, just for the sake of making people feel safe.
The question arises, how can anyone feel safe when such a thing happened to a policeman?
The Center for Security, Investigation and Defense DBA appeals to ministers and deputies in the Assembly to deal with a little Criminal Law, and to punish the sanctions envisaged by the said law.
First and foremost, it is necessary to increase the minimum and maximum prescribed sentence for a criminal offense “an attack on an official in the exercise of official duty”, Article 323, paragraph 1, which now applies. Certainly the same should be done to both paragraph 2 and paragraph 3 of the same article of this law.
We believe that by tightening the penal policy, and by correct application, the attacks on police officers, which are now many, drastically reduced. We also appeal to the judiciary to impose maximum punishment as the one who attacked a police officer can attack anyone tomorrow.
Of course, some will say that this policeman may have been wounded for the reason that he might have overstepped his authority, provoked, and maybe he himself violated the law, but this will be determined by the investigation. In paragraph 6, Article 323, the following is stated: “The perpetrator of the offense referred to in paragraphs 1 to 3 of this Article who was provoked by the unlawful or cruel treatment of an official person may be exempt from punishment.”
Until then, gentlemen of the politicians, make sure that Serbia is a safe country, because the country in which police officers are knifes is far from a safe country …