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'Blue Lives Matter' bill in works
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MADISON (AP) - A Wisconsin legislator announced a "Blue Lives Matter" bill Monday to make targeting law enforcement officers a hate crime in the wake of the Dallas shooting that killed five officers last week. Rep. David Steffen, a Green Bay Republican, said he believes the law enforcement community deserves the additional protection of hate crime laws, adding Wisconsin to a growing list of states discussing similar bills. Louisiana became the first state to enact such legislation in May, allowing prosecutors to seek stronger penalties when police, firefighters and emergency medical crews are intentionally targeted because of their professions.

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