‘Blue Lives Matter’ Bill Proposed in NY

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New York’s state legislature is set to take up a bill that would make it a hate crime to physically assault a police officer. The bill, dubbed the “Blue Lives Matter” law, would add police officers as a protected class and classify crimes against them as hate crimes.

“It’s based on this climate in this country right now where police officers are being abused and they’re being disrespected, and we’re seeing they have a target on their back, in Louisiana and in Dallas,” said Ronald Castorina, the assemblyman who proposed the legislation. “You can envision this happening at a protest, where somebody might throw a rock or a bottle or a punch.” A similar measure was passed in Louisiana in June. Read more at the OBSERVER.

{CB Frommer-Matzav.com}

2 COMMENTS

  1. So called protected classes are not constitutional, besides being completely immoral. Just like Animal Farm: some animals are more equal than others. By the way, even blatant anti-Semitic crimes are very rarely classified as hate crimes – our community has no benefit in all these hate laws anyway.

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