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Monday, January 5, 2015

Fraternal Order of Police call for Hate Crime Law for Cops killed because they're Cops


 Sooo, tell me how can citizens of color prove that they are being gunned down simply because of the color of their skin by racist police officers? If so, how can the "Hate Crime" bill presently in place apply?



On Monday, the National Fraternal Order of Police requested that crimes against its members be officially considered hate crimes, a classification that means harsher penalties for offenders who have targeted cops because they are cops. The union represents over 300,000 police officers.
“Right now, it’s a hate crime if you attack someone solely because of the color of their skin, but it ought to be a hate crime if you attack someone solely because of the color of their uniform as well,” said Jim Pasco, executive director of the union.

The call comes as tensions between police and civilians are at a high — demonstrations have been held across the country in protest of racial profiling practices and unnecessary police brutality. New York has mourned the death of Eric Garner at the hands of a cop, and of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu at the hands of civilian Ismaaiyl Brinsley.

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