Protection From Hate

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Author(s) The Washington Post editorial board
Source The Washington Post
Date May 14, 2007
Quotes-start.png "And then there are opponents such as Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), who said after HR 1592 passed, "If someone commits a crime, they should be punished for that crime. Period." So true. But crimes that target someone because of his or her race or sexual orientation are more than an offense against that individual. They are crimes that terrorize whole communities." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Act should be passed on the topic Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007.