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Coalition Letter Urging Opposition to H.R. 5698, the Protect and Serve Act of 2018

May 14, 2018 U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 RE:      Coalition Opposition to H.R. 5698, the Protect and Serve Act of 2018   Dear Members of Congress:   On behalf of the more than 20 undersigned civil rights, civil liberties, faith-based, and government accountability organizations, we write to urge you to oppose H.R. 5698, the Protect and Serve Act of 2018, which creates a new crime for offenses that target law enforcement officers. First, police already have substantial protections under federal and state law, rendering this bill superfluous. Second, this bill signals that…

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