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Texas: New Bill Would Classify Attacks on Police Officers a Hate Crime

Fox News Insider reports:

A new bill proposed by Texas state lawmakers would make it a hate crime to target police officers or first responders.

“We’re going to ask that it become an emergency legislative item for the governor so that as soon as we get to Austin in January, we pass it right away, make it law right away,” said Republican State Rep. Jason Villalba.

The bill, if passed, would toughen the penalties for attacking a police officer, firefighter or other emergency personnel.

Do you agree with passing this bill? What penalty should be incurred for breaking this law?

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