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Video: Minnesota Town Calls for Attacks on Police to be Considered Hate Crimes

October 08, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Minnesota Town Calls for Attacks on Police to be Considered Hate Crimes

The city of Red Wing is the first in Minnesota and the second in the nation to pass a resolution designed to protect police officers from harm by calling for anyone who hurts a police officer to be charged with a hate crime, reports CBS Minnesota. The hope is cities across the country will adopt this stance.

"Currently 30 officers in 2015 have been killed by gunfire, that's a little over three a month," said Red Wing Police Chief Roger Pohlman. "They are targeting not the person but the position and the authority," Pohlman said.

A call to honor the lives lost came from the National Fraternal Order of Police. The group wants cities, counties, and states to acknowledge this crisis and work with them to address the violent surge against officers.

"I think it's a very trying time for law enforcement," Pohlman said.

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Scott @ 10/8/2015 7:58 PM

It's about time! If it is a "hate crime" to target someone solely for their race, religion or sexual orientation it stands to reason targeting someone for their occupation is no less a hate crime and should carry all the heavy-handed DOJ prosecutory vigor that they spend trying to root out political incorrectness while condoning (with their silence) anti-police violence. Thank you Red Wing, MN!

Leonard Mather @ 10/9/2015 5:13 PM

Wise move! We must learn from observing Liberals in Action. Liberals have responded immediately to Muslims and CAIR in removing religious symbols, replacing use of the Koran instead of the Bible and there is widespread PC to NOT upset Muslims. Lesson to be learned here is to use the Liberal Methodology! HATE CRIME charges against those attacking Police WILL WORK! Keep up the good work. Actively pursue every bit of evidence along these lines. Liberals will understand that.

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