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On today’s show: Legislative Action in Baton Rouge: Louisiana is set to be the first state in the country to expand hate-crime laws to include crimes against police officers, firefighters and EMS crews. If the bill is signed into law by Governor Edwards this week – it would allow prosecutors to seek additional penalties against anyone convicted of targeting a first responder because of their profession. The law has become known as Blue Lives Matter bills and 5 states tried but failed to pass similar laws. Currently, Louisiana law provides additional penalties if a victim is targeted due to race, gender, religion, nationality, sexual orientation of affiliation with certain organizations. Critics of the Blue Lives Matter bills argue the laws are not necessary and could actually weaken current hate crime laws. Do you think the hate-crime should be expanded to include police officers and all first responders who are targeted because of their profession? THEN: Should sanctuary cities – like New Orleans – be punished? A bill have been approved by the House - but was defeated by a Senate committee –would make it difficult for sanctuary cities in the state to borrow money for construction projects.
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