Should attacking police officers become a hate crime? A Minnesota city says yes.
The Washington Post - 10/08/2015
“Hate crimes against black Americans have had a long history in this country — we didn’t just see a rise of hate offenses against black Americans over a period of a month or two,” Northeastern University criminologist Jack Levin told U.S. News earlier this year. “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. We just don’t know that yet.”