Some critics of Blue Lives Matter laws state the laws are redundant, as attacking or killing a police officer would ALREADY result in a harsher punishment than attacking a non-police officer.[21][22][23] Others, such as St. Martinville Police Chief, Calder Hebert, say Blue Lives Matter laws will make resisting arrest a hate crime, which has drawn criticism as hate crimes are crimes in which victims are targeted because of identity-based characteristics such as race, sexual orientation, or gender.[5][24] Finally, according to FBI data, violence against police officers, as well as crime in general has decreased without these laws, calling into question their necessity.[

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Excalibr4

I tried to call out the council members for being racist and Facebook banned me from the site! They are black, the victim was black and the officer was investigated by several agencies and exonerated. I live here too!