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  • Texas made attacking cops a hate crime; these states could be next

    Newsweek - 06/21/2017

    But it is unusual for a hate crime law to cover a person’s profession, according to Jack McDevitt, who has written books on hate crimes and is associate dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University and director of the school’s Institute on Race and Justice. “Hate crime laws were created for individuals who are with a particular characteristic—obviously race, ethnicity, religion, other kinds of status issues,” he says. “The idea that occupational groups will be singled out for hate crime protections,” he adds, “seems to be a reach.”

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