Hate Crimes

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Zeoli: Hate Crime Laws Are Unjust; Let’s Have Victim Equality

For no reason whatsoever last week, 24-year-old Shane Carey was savagely beaten in Center City Philadelphia by a group of thugs. The beating left him with a fractured jaw. The story has gotten very little media attention, barely a blip on the radar.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–10/16/2014

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Sen. Farnese Calls For Provision To Hate Crimes Law Following Attack On Gay Couple In Philadelphia

Farnese insisted something must be done to increase the penalty for criminals who target specific classes of victims.

09/25/2014

(A frame from surveillance video released by Philadelphia police, believed to show people involved in the beating of two men.  Credit: CBS3)

City Council Will Look To Add Hate Crimes To Philadelphia Code

City council members are introducing a bill that adds hate crimes to the individual conduct portion of the city code.

09/25/2014

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Little Chance For Anti-Gay-Bashing Law This Year in Pennsylvania

Several years ago, citing a procedural error, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned a law that made assault due to sexual orientation a hate crime.

09/18/2014

Judy Shepard, the mother of a murdered gay man, speaks at a hate crimes conference for law enforcement and community leaders at the National Constitution Center.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Mother of Murdered Gay Man Addresses Hate Crimes Conference in Philadelphia

“Matt is no longer with us because two men learned — they learned — that it was okay to hate,” Judy Shepard said.

10/24/2012

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