State Sen. Jones to Introduce “Blue Lives Matter” Bill

While the Black Lives Matter movement has been trying for the past several years to call attention to the disproportionate use of deadly force against black people — often without any legal repercussion  — Michigan Sen. Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) wants to focus on the real problem: not violence from police, but violence against police.

The lawmaker is getting ready to introduce a “Blue Lives Matter” law that would classify any violence against a police officer a hate crime. Even “resisting arrest” would qualify as a hate crime. A conviction under the proposed law would result in two additional years added to a prison sentence.

So far, Jones has yet to take any action to hold police accountable when they are responsible for the death of an unarmed civilian.

 

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