Is the Blue Lives Matter Law a Good Idea?

It's time for a law enforcement contract with America via Fox News

It's time for a law enforcement contract with America
via Fox News

What Louisiana’s Blue Lives Matter law misses: hate crimes target identity, not occupation via Vox

What Louisiana’s Blue Lives Matter law misses: hate crimes target identity, not occupation
via Vox

THE BASICS: Following the Dallas and Baton Rouge shootings of police officers, several states--including Louisiana, Chicago, and Wisconsin--have decided to enact a "Blue Lives Matter" statute that will include police officers and other public safety employees as a protected class, making it a hate crime to discriminate or endanger them. Wayne Allyn Root and Randy Sutton of Fox News advocate for this statute and more, arguing a law enforcement contract is necessary to keep cops safe. Conversely, Victoria M. Massie of Vox argues that this new hate crime provision conflates identities with occupations, which is illogical because your job is a choice, your characteristics are not.