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Louisiana Set To Expand Hate Crimes Law To Include Police

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is poised to become the first state in the nation to expand its hate-crime laws to protect police, firefighters and emergency medical crews — a move that could stir the national debate over the relationship between law enforcement and minorities. 458 more words

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Germany: Right-wing violence rose over 40 percent last year

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says violent politically motivated crime with a right-wing motive rose more than 40 percent last year as the country saw a large influx of migrants. 156 more words

Louisiana is about to make it a hate crime to target police under new ‘Blue Lives Matter’ legislation — National Post - Top Stories

In many states, extra punishment is meted out to those who commit crimes against others because of their race or religion. Such hate-crime laws elevate the heinousness of crimes in which people are targeted because of their identity, their belonging to a group.

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'Blue lives matter' bill set for Louisiana governor's signature

By John Newsome and Carma Hassan

CNN

(CNN) — With the nationwide friction between the Black Lives Matter movement and supporters of law enforcement as a backdrop, Louisiana is set to approve a bill that would expand the state’s hate-crimes statute to add the targeting of police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. 682 more words

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On being Adults

I have always opposed hate crime laws on the grounds that the law should generally deal with our actions rather than our more difficult to determine motives. 654 more words

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Banality of Evil Du Jour: Another Phony Hate Crime

A “gay minister” from Texas has withdrawn his anti-discrimination lawsuit against Whole Foods, admitting the “anti-gay slur” on a wedding cake was something that he did himself in hopes of extorting money from Whole Foods ( … 230 more words

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