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The Clarion-Ledger: Mississippi Senate Committee Passes Blue Lives Matter Bill

The Clarion-Ledger: Mississippi Senate Committee Passes Blue Lives Matter Bill

A Senate judiciary committee passed a "Blue Lives Matter" bill Tuesday that would add the targeting of law enforcement and other first responders to the state hate crimes statute. Senate Bill 2469 adds language that if a crime is committed because the victim's actual or perceived job is law enforcement, firefighter or emergency medical technician it would be considered a hate crime just as it would if a person was targeted due to race, gender or religion.