Thanks to the Kentucky House of Representatives, police lives officially matter. We can all sleep safer tonight knowing that lawmakers want to protect police officers.
The “Blue Lives Matter” bill would make attacks on police officers a hate crime. It is important to note that an attack on an officer already brings a harsher penalty than one on a civilian. Further, hate crimes are specific protections afforded to people who are targets of violence because of who they are — how they were born — be it their race, religion, sexual orientation or ethnicity.
This is a sham bill that makes a symbolic gesture to those who oppose or do not understand the Black Lives Matter movement, and gives a middle finger to minorities.Read More ›