Legislature to look at ‘blue lives matter, divorce laws

Adding Mississippi law enforcement officers as a protected class under the state’s hate-crime law is one of the judicial/legal issues the Legislature is expected to debate in 2017.

Targeting law enforcement officers for assault would lead to enhanced penalties under Mississippi’s hate crime law if it passes, says Senate Judiciary A Chairman Sean Tindell, R-Gulfport…

…A 13-member task force has been reviewing Mississippi’s civil asset forfeiture laws.

It plans to make recommendations to the Legislature and other agencies for amendments to protect innocent property owners, assure greater transparency, and provide greater due process while ensuring that assets used or obtained through unlawful practices are removed from the possession of criminals.

Clarion Ledger