Pa. Lawmakers Urge Action On Stalled Hate Crimes LegislationA court ruling nullified a law that expanded hate crimes protections on a technicality nearly a decade ago.
Meeting Between Local Law Enforcement, Community Leaders Aims To Combat Hate CrimesLocal law enforcement officials met with leaders from more than 150 community groups Wednesday evening at the National Constitution Center to discuss tackling hate crimes.
Zeoli: Hate Crime Laws Are Unjust; Let’s Have Victim EqualityFor 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.
Sen. Farnese Calls For Provision To Hate Crimes Law Following Attack On Gay Couple In PhiladelphiaFarnese insisted something must be done to increase the penalty for criminals who target specific classes of victims.
City Council Will Look To Add Hate Crimes To Philadelphia CodeCity council members are introducing a bill that adds hate crimes to the individual conduct portion of the city code.
Little Chance For Anti-Gay-Bashing Law This Year in PennsylvaniaSeveral years ago, citing a procedural error, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned a law that made assault due to sexual orientation a hate crime.
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.

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