New bill offers police officers protections similar to those for hate crime victims

By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN

Updated 11:35 PM ET, Tue May 8, 2018

(CNN)Harming a police officer is already a crime under federal law, and all 50 states have laws that enhance penalties for doing so.

But a new bill modeled after a federal hate crime statute would make it a crime to intentionally target a law enforcement officer based on his “actual or perceived status” as one.                       Read full article  HERE.

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