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Committee on the JudiciaryCrime, Terrorism and Homeland SecurityIntroducedMarch 16th, 2016
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Police officers put their lives on the line every day to ensure public safety in the communities they serve. The least that Congress can do is use federal hate crime laws to deter and punish those who wish to harm law enforcement officers simply because of their profession.
Crime is crime, and the federal government should treat all crimes in the same manner without classifying certain offenses as “hate crimes” because of the victim’s characteristics. Police officers provide a vital service, but attacks against them shouldn’t be considered hate crimes.