Louisiana governor signs ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill

by Barnini Chakraborty  |  published on May 27, 2016

Louisiana’s governor signed a first-of-its-kind bill Thursday afternoon that makes it a hate crime to target police officers and first responders.

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

“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.

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

  • Cynic from the Midwest

    Every state in the Union needs such a law. And every ‘hood needs police to be extremely careful and take their time and let the animals kill themselves.

    I will believe that Black Lives Matter when they stop aborting over 1,800 black babies EVERY DAY, and when blacks are not murdered 94% of the time by other blacks.

    I’ll believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny when blacks start cleaning up their own mess and stop blaming whitey.

  • Gnowark

    Hopefully, it means N’Orleans Clarion can be convicted for complicity, printing an Al Sharpton piece.

  • The Redhawk

    GREAT MOVE!! MEMO TO CONGRESS ” TAKE THE HINT AND MAKE IT A FEDeRAL LAW’ GOT THAT lORETTA , BHOZO AND PUT THESE BLACK LIES MATTER MORONS IN FRONT OF A FIRING SQUAD WHENEVER THEY ATTACK ‘MEN IN BLUE’…May it is time to “SHOOT FIRST AND ASK QUESTION LATER” to GET THE MESSAGE OUT???

  • Shaymamma8

    Why can’t you people [cops] come up with your own sayings? I see cops have shot another unarmed American citizen, saw it on Good Morning America. If cops are so in fear of their lives when dealing with ONE person, then maybe these cowards need to find another job. What a bogus excuse, you have a taser, billy club, and a gun, yet you are afraid????? Get help and a new job!! How about charging these cowardly cops with a hate crime instead of the public?

    • SDofAZ

      I watched a young police officer buried yesterday for a attempted arrest of an armed robber. Where do you live? This law needs to be spread thoughout the nation. You are shameful shaymamma8. The BO administration has brought this racial hate about and idiots like you make it abundantly clear that we need to do much more. Fool! I hope you need an officer and no one shows to help. Idiots like you do not deserve an ounce of protection.

    • AmericanBelle1

      You’re a complete jerk. Cops aren’t “afraid” to face these black ingrate bastards, they’re afraid of doing their jobs because racists will file charges against the cops, the department, the city! When the bogus charges kept coming in, police forces across the country started arming the police with collar cameras and dashboard cameras to prove their point (which they have overwhelmingly) that these black lives matter racists are liars, as all the videos now prove. I think the idea of BLUE LIVES MATTER is fantastic, because it slaps these bastards in the face for their idiot Black Lives Matter…Black Lives Do NOT Matter, especially when black on black crime is far worse than a black bastard resisting arrest and getting himself killed by the cops. Check the stats….and keep up with your lookups, mostly in high crime black cities like Chicago and Detroit…they can’t buy enough body bags for the black deaths by black killers!

      • reggie

        Bravo!!!

    • The Redhawk

      ever heard of ‘ BLUE LIVES MATTER”??? it has been in use…..but BLACK LIVES MATTER ANARCHISTS can’t READ…

    • MyRoseHasTHORNS

      Years ago in NY, the ONLY way to be eligible for Death Penalty was to kill an officer.
      We should bring back Capitol Punishment for murder, rape and other violent crimes. Quick appeal and death within 5 years…no more supporting their uncivilized arsses for decades!

      • Donnie Buchanan

        And much less “repeat offenders!!”

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