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.