Now a Hate Crime to Attack Cops in Kentucky

by Admin on March 23, 2017

The bill will also include emergency responders

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A House Committee in Kentucky is proposing a bill that would add to the list of laws against hate crimes to include assault of a police officer and emergency responders.

According to a report by Washington Times, “Supporters told the House Judiciary Committee that the measure signals support for law officers who can face threat of attack simply for wearing police badges.”

The bill has been criticized by members of Black Lives Matter who say that it would mitigate the laws protecting people from different races, religions or sexual orientations.

“Uniforms can be taken off. The color of your skin cannot be washed off,” said Reena Piracha, a Pakistani who now lives in Oldham County to Washington Times.

California lawmakers also introduced a similar legislation last year following a series of shootings that left 62 law enforcement officers dead in 2016.

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Tyler Tournas March 23, 2017 at 16:43

Does Thailand have any laws against hate crime? I would imagine ladyboys face a lot of discrimination and violence. Do criminal defense attorneys in Thailand even take up cases like that?

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