Mississippi Senate Passes "Blue Lives Matter" Bill, Moves onto House

Photo: via history.com

Photo: via history.com

The Mississippi State Senate passed it's version of a "Blue Lives Matter" bill making assault on a police officer, firefighter, or medic a hate crime.

The legislation also doubles the penalties against a person convicted of such a crime.

The bill passed the Mississippi Senate 37-13; however, it met with resistance from some senators. 

The bill will now move on to the Mississippi House for a vote.

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