New Bill Would Make Killing A Police Officer A Hate Crime

BlueLivesColorado US Representative Ken Buck has filed a new bill in the United States Congress that would make targeting and killing a police officer a hate crime. The Blue Lives Matter Act of 2016 would expand current hate crime statutes to include when an officer is specifically targeted because of his job.  Last year, more than 120 police officers were killed in the line of duty, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.  Buck, who spent 25 years in law enforcement before being elected to Congress, said that he has a passion for trying to protect those who protect us.

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