Louisiana Passes ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Law Making it a Hate Crime to Target Police

With the nationwide friction between the Black Lives Matter movement and supporters of law enforcement as a backdrop, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill Thursday expanding the state’s hate-crimes statute to add the targeting of police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel.

“Coming from a family of law enforcement officers, I have great respect for the work that they do and the risks they take to ensure our safety,” Edwards said Thursday, adding, “they deserve every protection that we can give them.”

Source: Louisiana Passes ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Law Making it a Hate Crime to Target Police | Eye Opener

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