Tag: hate crime

House perfects police protection bills from Haefner, Hill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s effort to protect the state’s law enforcement officers is one step closer to reaching fruition. The Missouri House took up a number of bills for perfection Tuesday morning, with the first bill being perhaps the most contentious one. Rep. Marsha Haefner’s bill, HB 57, began […]

Haefner re-files bill to make assault on law enforcement a hate crime

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When you think of the word “hate crime,” one usually thinks of crimes against race, gender, sexuality or creed. But one bill filed this December looks to change the definition of a hate crime to include offenses against first responders and law enforcement. It’s the same bill […]