GOP Congressman Introduces ‘Blue Lives Matter Act’ to ‘Protect Those Who Protect Us’ — What You Need to Know About the Proposed Bill
In an effort to “uphold justice,” Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) introduced new legislation to expand the federal hate crime statute to include law enforcement officials.
Buck’s “Blue Lives Matter Act,” H.R. 4760, would make “an attack on a police officer a hate crime,” according to the bill’s text. The name of the legislation, filed Wednesday, alludes to the “Black Lives Matter” mantra taken up by activists who protest police violence against black people, particularly the killings of unarmed black people at the hands of police.