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Louisiana Becomes First State to Make Targeting Officers a Hate Crime

Posted By ESA Communications, Thursday, June 2, 2016
With little resistance, Louisiana has now included law enforcement and firefighters among the groups protected by hate crime laws. On May 27th, Governor John Edwards made Louisiana the first state to make targeting first responders a hate crime, a title typically reserved for traits of race, gender, religion, etc. Read more about the penalties, critics, and supporters of this new legislation here.

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