‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill receives mixed testimony

An Assembly committee today heard mixed testimony on what some have dubbed a “Blue Lives Matter” bill, with a series of opponents speaking against the measure that would expand the definition of hate crime victims to include police officers.
But bill author Rep. David Steffen, R-Green Bay, said the legislation would “show our support and protection for those who protect and serve us every day.”
Speaking with Steffen was Deputy Sheriff Adam Day of Grant County, who said he wanted lawmakers to back the bill “for the thousands of police officers who are willing to risk their lives for you on a mo...

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