Rep. Ted James addresses 'Blue Lives Matter' law at Southern Uni - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Rep. Ted James addresses 'Blue Lives Matter' law at Southern University

State Representative Ted James (Source: WAFB) State Representative Ted James (Source: WAFB)
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Still a hot debate one year later is Louisiana's "Blue Lives Matter" law.

At Southern University Wednesday, State Representative Ted James separated fact from fiction.

“The true intent is to make sure that there are additional protections for law enforcement officers and additional penalties if a law enforcement officer is attacked because he's a law enforcement officer, right, and I don't think that people really understand the true intent of the bill,” said James.

Rep. James says many still question whether a law should make occupations a protected class.

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