Should Assaults on Police, Firefighters, EMTs and Jail Guards Be Charged as Hate Crimes?
By Michael Barasch
Should the New York State hate crime law that provides enhanced sentencing for attacks based on a victim’s identity be expanded to include peace officers, firefighters and EMTs? State Senator Fred Akshar of Binghamton, a former sheriff’s deputy, thinks so, and he’s proposed legislation in Albany to make hate crime enhancement happen. New Yorkers were […]