- Aug 12, 2009
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Excellent post Rotterdam. From looking online it appears that the federal hate crime act passed into law in 2009 has been rarely used. So I'm wondering if this case has enough merit for the feds to charge GZ with it. I would assume that there must be a lot more cases that are in obvious violation of the federal hate crime act. Why is this hate crime prevention act not being used? Is it only used when it serves a political purpose? JMO.
It seems to me that it was put in place to tack on additional punishment if the feds think the defendant got off too lightly. Personally, I'm really torn on hate crime legislation because I believe that it was enacted to protect only some Americans and not all Americans which, to me, seems like a basic human rights violation.
JMO, OMO, and MOO