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Hans
05-26-2016, 06:58 PM
Louisiana’s governor signed a first-of-its-kind bill Thursday afternoon that makes it a hate crime to target police officers and first responders.

Called the “Blue Lives Matter” bill, the measure expands the state’s hate crime law to include law enforcement officers, firefighters and other emergency medical services personnel.

Under Louisiana’s new measure, anyone convicted of a hate crime-related felony could face up to an additional $5,000 fine and five years behind bars. For a misdemeanor, the punishment comes with a $500 fine and an additional six-month prison sentence.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/05/26/louisiana-governor-signs-blue-lives-matter-bill.html?intcmp=hplnws

This is another example where logic fails. Either the fines are not in relationship to the prison sentence, or the prison sentence is not in relationship to the fines.

Anapeg
05-28-2016, 07:21 PM
One can but wonder if this law could be made to relate both ways?

RWGR
05-31-2016, 08:14 AM
So what you're saying is the fines are not in relationship to the prison sentence, and the prison sentence is not in relationship to the fines?

The Chronic Liar
05-31-2016, 09:11 AM
So what you're saying is the fines are not in relationship to the prison sentence, and the prison sentence is not in relationship to the fines?

Or visa versa

RWGR
05-31-2016, 09:15 AM
But if the fines are not in relationship to the prison sentence, and the prison sentence is not in relationship to the fines, can the relationship be fine if the fines aren't fine??

The Chronic Liar
05-31-2016, 09:18 AM
But if the fines are not in relationship to the prison sentence, and the prison sentence is not in relationship to the fines, can the relationship be fine if the fines aren't fine??

Short answer, yes. Long answer, no.

Anapeg
05-31-2016, 04:52 PM
So what you're saying is the fines are not in relationship to the prison sentence, and the prison sentence is not in relationship to the fines?

If you were addressing myself I was pondering such a law being reciprocal inasmuch giving the general public similar protection from an overbearing police officer.