Kentucky Senate Votes to Make It a Crime to Taunt Police

It could become a crime to taunt a police officer in Kentucky, under a bill that passed the state Senate.

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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, police speak with protesters at the First Unitarian church, in Louisville, Ky. It could become a crime to taunt a police officer in Kentucky, under a bill that passed the state Senate on Thursday, March 11, 2021. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
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FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — It could become a crime to taunt a police officer in Kentucky, under a bill that passed the state Senate on Thursday. The measure was filed months after Louisville, the state’s largest city, became the site of huge protests in the wake of the police killing of Breonna Taylor. The bill passed the Republican-dominated Senate 22-11 and now awaits House input. Under the legislation, anyone who “accosts, insults, taunts, or challenges…

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