Gov. John Bel Edwards of Louisiana signed a bill into law that has the #BlackLivesMatter crowd going over the top.
It’s now a hate crime in Louisiana to attack a police officer.
Other states have added “aggravating penalties” to their statues for attacking a police officer but Louisiana is the first to label it a “hate crime.”
Edwards said, “The men and women who put their lives on the line every day, often under very dangerous circumstances are true heroes and they deserve every protection that we can give them.”
Believe it or not, Edwards is a Democrat.
Critics of the legislation are the usual suspects and sponsors of the bill drew a line in the sand to let the world know just who they were aiming this legislation at when they named it the “Blue Lives Matter” bill.
Louisiana politicians have never been known for their subtlety.
The Anti-Defamation League is having a fit because they say it will weaken protections based on gender, race, and sexuality. They didn’t say just how making a crime against a police officer a hate crime would do that but they’ve never been known for rational thought.
They’re concerned about proving bias against an occupation rather than a race, etc.
Tell you what folks, how about we just do away with “hate crimes” all together. I remember when the NAACP was up in arms over George Bush refusing to push for a hate crime enhancement for the guys who chained James Byrd to their pickup and drug him to death.
Bush was a racist because he wouldn’t press for a hate crime in a capital murder offense where both guys got the death penalty. One was executed in 2011 and the other sits on death row in Huntsville prison. Just how another five years added to their sentence would have changed anything is unknown but again, rational thought isn’t typically found on the left.
Anyway, the Governor and the State of Louisiana has made a statement – a loud statement – this week. #BlueLivesMatter in their state.
Let the whiners whine. Their next opportunity will come when a black criminal assaults or kills a police officer. They’ll be out crying “racism” when the perp faces a hate crime charge in addition to everything else.
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