John Bel Edwards signed a bill Thursday expanding the states hate-crimes statute to add the targeting of police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. Coming from a family of law enforcement officers, I have great respect for the work that they do and the risks they take to ensure our safety, Edwards said Thursday, adding, they deserve every protection that we can give them. Traditionally, a crime is considered a hate crime if the victim is targeted because of identity-based characteristics such as their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, etc. Louisiana becomes the first state to add ones chosen vocation to that list, something that has rankled opponents. http://makaylawashingtontrust.khmermerchant.com/2016/08/02/a-basic-analysis-of-common-sense-interview-attire-products/Working in a profession is not a personal characteristic, and it is not immutable, said Anti-Defamation League Regional Director Allison Padilla-Goodman. While Padilla-Goodman said the ADL supports enhanced penalties for crimes against law enforcement officers, she said the law weakens the impact of the Hate Crimes Act by adding more categories of people who are already better protected under other laws. We are not happy that it is being signed into law. Deadly ambush prompted bill State Rep. Lance Harris wrote HB 953 after Darren Goforth, a Texas sheriffs deputy, was ambushed, shot and killed while in uniform last August. It looked like it was strictly done because someone didnt like police officers, like a hate crime, Harris said, adding that including officers and first responders to the hate-crime statute made sense because the existing law already is broad, covering attacks because of the victims race or gender or affiliation with certain organizations. In the news, you see a lot of people terrorizing and threatening police officers on social media just due to the fact that they are policemen. Now, this (new law) protects police and first responders under the hate-crime law, Harris said, adding that he considers legislative action necessary because the crime is done strictly out of hate for the officer and his uniform. For those individuals who choose to target our heroes, the message formalized in this legislative act should be clear and the consequences severe, Col.
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It.eemed to him such an awful thing to mistake one’s vocation. For Christians, the word calling has biblical implications. And thus we arrive at conclusions which agree with those of Cornelius à Lapide in his commentary on the seventh chapter of I Corinthians, and which recommend themselves by their very simplicity. In former times it was the custom for noble families to place their younger sons in the seminary or some monastery without considering the tastes or qualifications of the candidates, and it is not difficult to see how disastrous this kind of recruiting was to the sacerdotal and religious life . Are these general views applicable to the choice of a state of life? This website wants to help you and support you in discerning your vocation, and we will focus especially on the consecrated, religious and priestly vocations. Women religious are nuns and male religious can be either priests or brothers. As a result of the Fall work has become subject to the abuses of idleness on the one hand, and overwork on the other. This is the express teaching of St.