Attacking A Law Enforcement Officer May Be Considered A Hate Crime Soon

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A few months ago, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch introduced The Protect and Serve Act. This legislation would make it a hate crime to attack a law enforcement officer. Punishment could result in upwards of 10 years in prison. Florida Gulf Coast University Professor of Justice Studies Pamella Seay explains why this bill was introduced and its cons.

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