A “Blue Lives Matter” bill has passed in Kentucky’s House of Representative—it would allow attacks on police officers to be considered hate crimes. Now it goes to the state’s Senate.
Democratic Representative Jim Wayne spoke out against the bill, saying that it was in response to the Black Lives Matter movement and said, “I strongly reject this type of legislation that pits one group against the other.”
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“It’s not about Blue Lives Matter,” Republican Representative John Blanton argued in response to Wayne’s comments, arguing that firefighters wear red. “How about we call this ‘First Responders Matter?’”
Comments were originally stated in The Grio
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