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New bill to make attacks on law enforcement a hate crime

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

A Wisconsin legislator plans to introduce a bill to make targeting law enforcement officers a hate crime in the wake of the Dallas shooting that killed five officers.

Rep. David Steffen, a Howard Republican, says in a news release he'll be holding a news conference Monday to unveil the "Blue Lives Matter" initiative, modeled on a similar bill in Louisiana.

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