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  • National police organization demands hate crimes protection after latest cop killing

    New York Daily News - 09/03/2015

    It’s not clear if a chosen profession makes sense for inclusion in hate crime statutes. Jack Levin, a criminologist at Northeastern University, told U.S. News and World Report that hate crimes are intended to protect groups from long-standing patterns of prejudice.

    “Hopefully the ambushing of police officers will turn out to be a short-term clustering and not some kind of long-term form of hate against the police force in general,” he said.

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