The war on police is raging in our great nation, with officers being targeted day after day simply because they are wearing the badge. A great deal of this anti-police sentiment comes directly from the putrid mouths of the Black Lives Matter radical terror group, the violent leftists they idolize, and the throngs of pop culture figures who have jumped onto the bandwagon.
Somehow, these unorganized and uncouth fringes of society have convinced the impressionable youth of America that police are inherently racist, and that undermining or exterminating these officers of the law is acceptable.
Now, after far too much blood has been shed through blue uniforms, Kentucky is taking a definitive stand on the subject of police targeting.
Gov. Matt Bevin has signed a controversial “Blue Lives Matter” bill into law that makes it a hate crime to target police officers, putting Kentucky at the forefront of a new political trend.
Last year, Louisiana became the first state to extend hate-crime protections to police officers. Since then, a flurry of similar bills have been filed in other states, and Kentucky’s own proposal zoomed through the Republican-dominated legislature this year.
Bevin gave House Bill 14 – unofficially known as the commonwealth’s ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill – the final approval it needed to become law this week, although the measure won’t go into effect until this summer. The fledgling law will add provisions for police and other first responders to the state’s current hate-crime law, which already includes race, religion, color, sexual orientation and national origin as protected classes.
This is excellent news for the police in Kentucky, who have been forced to deal with the existential threat of racial violence in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and the killing of 5 police officers in Dallas, Texas last year. Now, if we could only convince the rest of the nation to recognize this very real problem and enact their own legislation to combat it, we could give these men and women at least a fraction of the peace of mind that they deserve.