hockeynick79 saidPolice dogs are under the full protection of the law just like human police officers. If you kill a police dog, you will be punished just as if you killed a human police officer. Think about that for a minute.. No, really - think about that.
If we as Americans have no problem with offering members of a different species more protection than most humans receive, why on earth would we cringe at the thought of legally protecting gay human beings who have been harassed and singled out as targets for violence?
It's a strange thought - but let it run through your mind. There are dogs out there - yes dogs, that are more fully protected under the law than you are.
But the killing of police officers shouldn't
carry a greater penalty than the killing of other people. As the old saying goes, two wrongs don't make a right.
It's funny that you bring that up because that's the comparison I often use when the subject of hate-crime laws comes up, except my conclusion is different than yours.
Still, as I posted earlier, I do feel that if there are going to be these kinds of laws, then sexual orientation should be included.