Target A Cop? Get Charged With A Hate Crime, Check Out The New Bill Being Introduced


MIDDLETOWN – A Republican lawmaker from Monmouth County wants to see increased penalties for crimes against police officers and emergency services personnel.

After five officers from Dallas were murdered last week, state Sen. Joe Kyrillos from Middletown says that he will introduce a bill that would make offenses against police officers or emergency responders hate crimes in New Jersey.

Under New Jersey’s existing bias crime laws, offenders can receive sentences about three times longer than what they would have normally received.

The senator says that a companion bill is also expected to be introduced in the Assembly soon.



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