Hate Crime

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A crime committed against a member of a particular group, motivated by a prejudice against that particular group
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On April 28, S 909: Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act was introduced "to provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes.
The other example of an emotional piece to the debate over the Hate Crimes Prevention Act can be found in the opening statement delivered by Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) at hearings in which he opposed the proposed legislation for, among other reasons, its purported likelihood to lead to the imprisonment of clergy who were opposed to homosexuality on religious grounds.
Kristen Jasket, in her Note titled Racists, Skinheads and Gay-Bashers Beware: Congress Joins the Battle Against Hate Crimes by Proposing the Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 1999, (36) provides a perfect example of just how hard it is to disagree with a supporter of hate crime legislation.
Today, the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act - which the President signed into law last October - does just that, finally protecting our nation's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals from the most brutal forms of bias-motivated violence.
Senate was poised to pass the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, in introducing the Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.
Organizers hope that the dinner will help ``familiarize the city with our community and our customs and to develop a relationship that will hopefully take us down a road of partnership,'' said Sireen Sawaf, hate crimes prevention coordinator for MPAC.
Conyers, who's one of the co-authors of both ENDA and the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, has made it clear that moving these bills through the Judiciary Committee would be a chief priority were he to become chair.
The Hate Crimes Prevention Act workshop held at the Congressional City Conference was a great success, judging by turnout and content.
Negotiations on the Hate Crimes Prevention Act are stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee.