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Louisiana’s governor signed a first-of-its-kind bill Thursday afternoon that makes it a hate crime to target police officers and first responders.
Called the “Blue Lives Matter” bill, the measure expands the state’s hate crime law to include law enforcement officers, firefighters and other emergency medical services personnel.
“The overarching message is that hate crimes will not be tolerated in Louisiana,” Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards told FoxNews.com in a written statement. He added that he has “great respect” for the work that law enforcement officers do and the daily risks they take.
originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed
This one will certainly be abused. Sad to see government becoming like the unseen part of communist China. Targeting ? There are already harsh penalties for assault, and assaulting cops is usually felony material already. 5 to10 years prison time. now 20? Smack a cop serve 20 years. The death penalty will follow sooner or later. Figures coming from a democrat governor since they are getting closer to communist China every day. (some republicans as well)