NY Senate Passes Community Heroes Protection Act
On Tuesday the New York State Senate passed the Community Heroes Protection Act. The bill which sponsored by State Senator Fred Akshar would make crimes explicitly committed against law enforcement and first responders, punishable as hate crimes. It would be designated as a hate crime only if it is intentionally aimed at first responders based on the profile of their career. The bill was inspired by those who were injured or have lost their lives in the line of duty.