The National Fraternal Order of Police is focusing on influencing law, although they believe laws should be enforced without regard to morality and justice.
They are pushing for crimes against police to be considered ‘hate crimes’ in the eyes of the law.
“Right now, it’s a hate crime if you attack someone solely because of the color of their skin, but it ought to be a hate crime if you attack someone solely because of the color of their uniform as well,” said the executive director of the National Fraternal Order of Police, Jim Pasco.
The president of the group also said “Enough is enough! It’s time for Congress to do something to protect the men and women who protect us.”
There’s just one problem – a person cannot control the color of their skin. A voluntary choice to wear a uniform and become a cop is completely different from something a person has no control over.
A hate crime is defined as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, ethnic origin or sexual orientation.” by the federal government.
A hate crime tends to involve race, or things about a person or group of people that they have no control over, something that inherently defines them.
Being a police officer is not an ethnic background, religion, or disability; it is a conscious choice to become a cop and enforce the laws of the state, disregarding whether those enforced laws are immoral or not.
Therefore, how can it possibly be a ‘hate crime’ when someone does something to a cop? It’s every individual officer’s choice to be in that line of work.
When an individual becomes a cop, they are knowingly joining a profession that many people simply do not like for various — many times justified — reasons. Unless statism is truly a religion, police should not be considered a target under hate crime laws.