Police gathered at a vigil honoring the five officers killed in the July 7, 2016 shootings. Photo by Stephanie Johnson

Politics & Government

Poll: Should Killing Cops Be Prosecuted as a Hate Crime?

Gov. Greg Abbott thinks it should.

Yesterday Gov. Greg Abbott announced his push to have the Police Protection Act become part of Texas law during next year’s legislative session. The measure would extend hate crime protections to law enforcement officers, enacting harsher penalties for offenses targeted against cops. Do you support the idea?