For Peace Officers 


Assembly Bill 2 Will Make

Targeting Law Enforcement  Officers HATE CRIME



Sacramento California Assembly, December 6, 2016 ____ Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) has introduced a bill to protect peace officers and their immediate family under the California hate crime statute. This legislation, Assembly Bill 2, would permit additional criminal penalties if a crime specifically targets a victim as a peace officer. Conviction of a hate crime can result in an additional one to three years in state prison being added to an offender's sentence.


“Violence targeted specifically against public safety officers is a hate crime and should be treated as such,” said Assemblyman Obernolte. “Our police officers put their lives on the line every day and it’s deeply disturbing when they are intentionally targeted because of their profession. Given the outbreak of the recent attacks against police officers, this law is necessary to send a message to these criminals that their reprehensible behavior will not be tolerated.”


Assemblyman Jay Obernolte represents the 33rd Assembly District, which includes the San Bernardino County communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Baker, Barstow, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Big River, Crestline, Fort Irwin, Hesperia, Johnson Valley, Lake Arrowhead, Lenwood, Lucerne Valley, Needles, Oak Hills, Phelan, Running Springs, Silver Lakes, Trona, Twentynine Palms Base, Twin Peaks and Victorville.