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An abuse of citizens’ rights

Melvin B. Miller
An abuse of citizens’ rights
“If hating on cops is a crime, we’re all in trouble.” (Photo: Dan Drew)

The concept of white privilege is so ingrained in the American psyche that some whites feel obliged to counter any policy that might tip the scale. There have been a number of lawsuits and opposition editorials to challenge every affirmative action measure. Now the Louisiana Legislature has approved a measure to add the police to the group that is protected against hate crimes.

Many states have enacted laws to impose more severe penalties on human abuses that were motivated by the race, religion, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation of the victim. Now, at least in Louisiana, any action taken against a police officer will warrant more severe penalties because the victim is a cop.

This law imposes a special hardship on civilians. It is almost impossible to survive an encounter with a police officer without being charged with assault and battery or some other physical offense. This has now become standard.

The fundamental problem is that blacks are no longer willing to remain subservient and they push for protections against racial abuse. Whites embarrass themselves by adopting policies to turn back the clock to an era that is thankfully long gone. There is no history of discrimination against the police to support such a law.