Liberals pushed “hate crime” laws, which increase the criminal’s punishment for having wrong-thoughts while committing his crime, so it’s fitting that the unintended consequences of such laws strike again: the police as a “protected class.”
Texas, whose governor just signed a law banning the government from compelling pastors to testify about or turn over sermons, seeks more punishment for perpetrators who attack members of law enforcement and judges.
The Police Protection Act would increase the criminal penalty for offenses against law enforcement and judges because of “bias or prejudice on the basis of status as a peace officer or judge.” The state’s legislature passed the bill, and the measure awaits Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature.
Gov. Abbott likely will sign the “hate crime” bill into law.