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Back the Badge Act

Beginning July 1st, people in Mississippi who commit crimes against law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency workers will face doubled penalties. Governor Phil Bryant signed House Bill 645, the Back the Badge Act, meant as a response to killings of police officers last year in Dallas and Baton Rouge. The law expands Mississippi’s existing hate […]
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House passes Back the Badge Act

With a vote of 94 to 18, the Mississippi House has passed the Back the Badge Act. House Bill 645 would enhance penalties for crimes committed against law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency responders. The bill now heads to Governor Bryant’s desk for his signature. If signed, the new law will go into effect July […]