Attacking Police Now a “Hate Crime”
Anyone who is more than half-aware of the news has seen the recent rash of highly publicized murders committed by police officers against innocent, unarmed civilians. The country has become rather polarized over these events, with both sides spurring increasingly radical lines of argument in an attempt to rationalize their position. Today, the city of Red Wing, Minnesota adopted a resolution that has classified attacking a police officer as a hate crime:
The city of Red Wing is the first in the state and the second in the nation to pass a resolution designed to protect police officers from harm.
The resolution calls for anyone who hurts a police officer to be charged with a hate crime. The hope is cities across the country adapt this stance.
“They are targeting not the person but the position and the authority,” Pohlman said.
The article is clearly written with a pro-police slant, and I have to say, it’s not that I don’t empathize with the plight of police nationwide. However, as I mentioned in a front page thread elsewhere on this site, maybe if officers stopped shooting unarmed innocent people, they’d get more respect?