HB2908 is an unclear bill that allows any action taken against police officers during a lawful discharge of duty to be deemed a hate crime. A hate crime is recognized as a particular offense against anyone because of race, or religion.
It is my belief that any questioning of a police officer can be looked at as resistance and therefore be considered a hate crime.
An officer can be in plain clothes but identifies him/herself as the police and say a citizen was resisting questions. That citizen can be arrested for a hate crime because of the resistance.
This is a dangerous bill that gives police freedom to enforce a very vague and ambiguous law.
I strongly oppose this bill. This body of Representatives is either sick or sleep. The vote was 134 aye 6 nay 2 abstain!!!!!
This is a disgusting show of apathy.