In an article titled, “32 Blue Lives Matter Bills Have Been Introduced Across 14 States This Year,” Huffington Post civil rights writer Julia Craven decries legislation intended to classify attacks on police as hate crimes.

“The wave of legislation,” reads Craven’s article, “exposes an appetite to provide political sanctuary to an already protected class.”

Craven goes on to argue that including police officers in hate crime legislation creates “deeper divisions between police and the communities they serve.”

She goes on to quote Mark Potok, an official with the Southern Poverty Law Center.

“In the vast majority of states, you will get life or considerably less in prison for murder; but if you murder a police officer, you are almost certain to get death,” says Potok.

“So the truth is that including police in hate crime laws is merely a political statement – and an unnecessary one at that.”

Craven’s article goes on to decry the creation and promotion of the Blue Lives Matter movement, arguing that life is actually safer for police officers than it’s been for decades.

The implication is that the deaths of multiple police officers in Dallas last year is not enough to warrant increased legislation to deter the murder of police officers.

Unsurprisingly, many commenters on the Huffington Post’s Facebook page appear to agree with Craven.

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  • Lavon O’Connor

    Riiiight…I see a lot of BLM supporters don’t realize that police come in all colors. *facepalm*

  • Sol

    There should be no hate crimes. Killing a police officer without provocation is already murder and that is already illegal. It is still fun to see the SJWs whine though.

  • Rev Pete

    Any ‘political statement’ that underlines the government’s support of the ones who protect us is a welcome measure after the past 8 years of undermining public support by the last administration.

  • b.macintosh

    AOL owns Huffington Post. When do the idiot fans figure out that every single anti Trump entity is financially backed by multinational corporations? Geez, they don’t even wonder why all the ultra rich are Trump haters?

    • myddrinemrys

      That would require thought, logic, and the ability to reason instead of react.

      Remember in liberal land it is all about virtue signaling and fee fees. Reason and logic are strictly verboten.

  • Nick Rentz

    Hate crimes, we’ll just keep adding groups of people over and over until every crime is a hate crime. That will work!

    • Kay Headley

      If you murder someone you already hate them … all murder is a hate crime. Adding extra because of a special class is political. I’m pro-police, but this is superfluous.

  • Sally Smith

    I’m just waiting for BLM to boycott the police.

    • Dingus

      Every single twat waffle that cries about the police will call the police to come save them if trouble comes to their door. maybe the police should start making a list of “do not respond” addresses.

  • John Tolkien

    We need to abolish hare crime laws not propagate more. All this will do is create another protected class of people. Why should a cop’s life count for more than a shopkeeper?

    • Luckylucylou

      A shopkeeper’s store is robbed & he hides in the back behind a counter until the couple who robbed him are gone. Then he calls 911. The call goes out about the robbery to the big city police department where the robbery happened but also to the small town police department nearby in case the robbers go in that direction. In the small town, there are 2 officers on night duty so 1 goes one way & the other goes the other way. The first cop meets the getaway car, pulls them over, & calls for back up. As he is cuffing the man, the woman shoots him. He dies at the hospital. The cop did everything by the book. He did his job the right way. He went out like he was supposed to. And, he died b/c that shopkeeper lost some money. Now, I don’t think that cop’s life was WORTH more than the shopkeepers per se, but I sure think the cop was more worthwhile. And, I also think that cop was worth more to me.

      • Missy Moo

        Nicely put!

        • Luckylucylou

          Unfortunately, it is a true story. It was my cousin & she should have received the death penalty but served less than 20.

      • Ryan Thompson

        The cops life was definitely worth more than whatever was in the register, I’m sure

  • kamenetz

    BLUE LIVES MATTER! Thank you for serving and protecting us from libtards and their ways!

  • DEPLORABLE Grandma Susan

    I do not believe in “hate” crimes. Having said that, there are crimes that should have penalties like the wrath of God coming to earth. Harming children. Denying a community of protection by harming an officer. These are crimes that hurt society, deeply. They should be ineligible for any plea bargaining, they should be fast tracked through the system and they should be prosecuted very publicly.

  • I_heard_Buddy_Bolden_Say

    The blacks that are brainwashed and writing those kinds of posts is one thing. But when there’s white example I always want to look at harder at that kind of fool. So I went to his FB page, OMG, I’ll just say as a cat lover I just cringe that @$$ holes like this always have cats in their profiles. Other than that, it’s just your typical SJW brainwash. And a man his age no less, it’s disgraceful. If you’re not over being liberal by 40 you have no brain.