Louisiana’s new ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill on cop killers is actually pretty redundant
Huffington Post - 05/25/2016
Jack Levin, a criminologist at Northeastern University, worries that HB 953 may actually scale back current hate crimes statutes if police officers are included.
“We might very well dilute the hate crime law so that it is weakened beyond repair,” he said. “Originally the idea of hate crime statutes was to protect vulnerable groups of americans.”
“There are a number of very dangerous occupations, but it’s not just the police who may be injured or killed on the job,” Levin added.