Denver, CO – Compass Colorado is calling attention to Jared Polis’ recent vote against making police officers a protected class under national hate crime statute, and demanding Polis explain what can only be described as contempt for men and women in blue.
In May 2018, Jared Polis raised eyebrows by refusing to support police officers across Colorado and the nation with his vote against H.R. 5698, The Protect and Serve Act. The Act defined attacks against police officers in circumstances affecting interstate commerce as a hate crime and created categorical punishments to further protect officers in the line of duty. It ultimately passed an initial House vote 382-35 and was even by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Jared Polis joined the much more radical Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) in with his opposition.
“Mr. Polis’ logic in opposing protections for our law enforcement officers is incomprehensible,” said Adam Johnson. “Even Nancy Pelosi had the guts to support the Protect and Serve act this year.”
“Mr. Polis seems to be in lock step with uber-liberal Rep. Maxine Waters in opposing common-sense protections for officers targeted by violent crimes. Attempting violence against law enforcement officers BECAUSE they are law enforcement is the textbook definition of a hate crime.”