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Attacking Police Officers Now a Hate Crime in KY

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed into law legislation that makes it a hate crime to attack a police officer or emergency responder. The state joined Louisiana as the only other state with a "Blue Lives Matter" law.

March 23, 2017

Texas Governor Announces Police Protection Act

The proposal is punctuated by making it a hate crime for anyone to commit a crime against a law enforcement officer out of bias against the police. The governor will request that the Texas legislature pass the Police Protection Act in the 2017 legislative session.

July 19, 2016

Congressman Sponsors Bill to Make Attacks on Officers a Federal Hate Crime
Video: Congressman Sponsors Bill to Make Attacks on Officers a Federal Hate Crime
New York Senator Votes for Bill to Protect Police Officers
Video: Minnesota Town Calls for Attacks on Police to be Considered Hate Crimes
Protecting Blue Civil Rights

Protecting Blue Civil Rights

During National Police Week, the Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos National Blue Alert Act was passed by Congress. Now law enforcement officers need more protection, an amendment to the federal Hate Crimes statute to create the Blue Shield Protection Act.

June 30, 2015

Detroit Chief Says TASERs Needed for Officer Safety

Detroit Chief Says TASERs Needed for Officer Safety

An attack Saturday that sent a rookie police officer to the hospital after a woman wounded him with a sharp object highlights the need for TASERs, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said.

December 9, 2014

Detroit Officer Wounded In Gunfight Dies
Video: Ore. Man Opens Fire on Trooper at T-Stop

Video: Ore. Man Opens Fire on Trooper at T-Stop

An Oregon trooper's dash-cam video captured a deadly gunfight with a man who charged him and opened fire at a traffic stop in August. The trooper survived the assault at the harrowing vehicle stop with a wound to his side.

October 4, 2013

Video: Texas Cop Rammed with Stolen Truck

Video: Texas Cop Rammed with Stolen Truck

A fleeing suspect rammed a Eustace (Texas) Police officer Saturday with a stolen truck and was later shot and killed by an off-duty Garland Police officer working security at a Wal-Mart.

July 31, 2013