According to the many police officers — both retired and active — interviewed by Dennis Michael Lynch on his hit TV show UNFILTERED, there is a growing lack of respect for law enforcement officers throughout the U.S. For example, in NYC many cops feel as if the liberal mayor does not have their backs when it comes to defending them against groups like Black Lives Matter.
While “Black Lives Matter” objects, claiming there has been LESS violence against police, the penalty for attacks on law enforcement is now a lot stiffer. A bill that makes violence against police a hate crime has just been signed into law in one state.
In Louisiana, the current hate crime laws carry a $500 penalty and up to six months in jail for a misdemeanor hate crime, and a $5,000 penalty and up to an additional five years in prison for a felony hate crime violation.
Now, any violent acts toward law enforcement, fire fighters and first responders are included in the hate crime category as well.
Louisiana just became the first state in the nation to take this stand on behalf of the “men and women in blue”.
The state’s democratic Governor John Bel Edwards did not fall for the anti-cop rhetoric of the left. He signed the bill into law Thursday afternoon, May 26.
“Coming from a family of law enforcement officers, I have great respect for the work that they do and the risks they take to ensure our safety,” Governor Edwards, a Democrat, said in a statement. “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.”
Black Lives Matter people were not pleased:
“This idea that the police are under attack, well, all the statistics show that actually the opposite is true, and nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, police are actually even more protected. There’s been less violence against the police,” Ejike Obineme, of the New Orleans Chapter of the Black Youth Project 100, told WWL-TV. “Including ‘police’ as a protected class in hate crime legislation would serve to provide more protection to an institution that is statistically proven to be racist in action, policy, and impact.”
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