BREAKING: This State Signs MASSIVE Law to Protect Cops… BLM Protesters FURIOUS at Name

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Louisiana has taken a bold step to protect police officers and first responders by passing a bill that makes it a hate crime to target these heroes.

It’s called the “Blue Lives Matter” bill and the measure expands the state’s hate crime law to include law enforcement officers, firefighters and other emergency medical services personnel.

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“The overarching message is that hate crimes will not be tolerated in Louisiana,” Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards told FoxNews.com in a written statement. He added that he has “great respect” for the work that law enforcement officers do and the daily risks they take.

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“I thought it was critical that we add protections for the people that protect us,” state Rep. Lance Harris, a Republican said.

Harris authored the bill after the murder of Darren Goforth, the 47-year-old Texas sheriff who was gunned down by a thug at a gas station “because he wore a uniform.”

The gunman approached Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, from behind unloading bullets into him even after the officer fell to the ground.

Under Louisiana’s new measure, anyone convicted of a hate crime-related felony could face up to an additional $5,000 fine and five years behind bars. For a misdemeanor, the punishment comes with a $500 fine and an additional six-month prison sentence.

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The “Blue Lives Matter” bill easily passed both state legislative houses.

And as you might imagine liberal groups are complaining.

The Louisiana chapter of the Black Youth Project 100 purportedly had called on the governor to veto the bill.

Other critics like the Anti-Defamation League have also come out against the bill, arguing that providing protections to law enforcement under the “hate crime” statute is counterproductive.

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“Adding professional categories to the current Hate Crimes statute deters efforts from protecting against identity-based crimes,” Anti-Defamation League Regional Director Allison Padilla-Goodman said in a written release. “We are not happy that it is being signed into law.”

In a letter to Edwards, Padilla-Goodman said the bill “confuses the purpose of the Hate Crimes Act.” She also said it “weakens its impact by adding more categories of people who are already better protected under other laws.”

She claims that hate crime legislation was created to protect people from discrimination against race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity and gender identity.

Think again you filthy liberal scumbag.

We applaud Louisiana for taking a stand to protect the safety of these first responders. With cop-hating groups like Black Lives Matter and other radical leftist trash running wild our brave men and women deserve the best. BLUE LIVES MATTER!

God Bless.

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Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

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