H.R.1913 - Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009

To provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)

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  • Official: To provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 as reported to house.
  • Short: Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 as passed house.

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  • mjbanks 06/19/2009 11:27pm

    a hate crime, yes is atrocious, but should be the responsibility of an already funded criminal justice system in place to stop all crime. this would give money to people who are looking for hate crimes and not criminals.

    mjb

  • boomer47 06/20/2009 12:37pm

    Just digs the Fed’s further into the domain of the states. We need to stop this then continue on to repeal the 17th ammendment in order to gain back the leverage the states originally had in the legislative process.

  • BettyeinTexas 06/21/2009 4:17am

    We already have laws against all crimes. Motive is addressed in the penalty phase of the trial. Is a crime against a white,heterosexual,We have too many laws. male less hateful because of race?

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  • Anonymous 07/13/2009 5:52pm

    All this does is create more hate toward the lawmakers , when people are already against it . I will not vote for Obama again , that is for sure and alot will follow .

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    lolmao500 07/13/2009 7:54pm

    At least now you’ve waken up…

    Understand this… BOTH PARTIES ARE BOUGHT AND PAID FOR.

    And in the next elections, please don’t believe the hype about a candidate….like you did with Obama…

  • mjbanks 07/15/2009 8:14am

    this bill is a violation of the segregation of church and state. i also believe that expanding the funding and investigative capabilities of federal officials for aiding their local counterparts is in actuality funding special interest groups with no legal, legislative or law enforcement affiliation whatsoever.

    these special interest groups may not be American. their interests could be nothing more than vendettas and anti patriotic sentiment and could be at the standing point of an united states insurrection. please do not directly fund terrorism. please do not directly fund extremists and fundamentalists that do not have the interests of the American people at heart.

    mj

  • A4e4Me 07/15/2009 6:09pm

    When laws are written for the Protection of certain races, nationalities, sexual ‘orientations’, then they are prejudiced against white, male, hetro-sexual, natural citizens, aren’t they? You increase someones rights or protections, and you diminish the rights and protections of the unfavored populations.

    This violates Constitutional protections over race, sex, and national origin. Discrimination is discrimination, even against whites and citizens born in this country.

    I will assume the author is a member of one of the preferred populations identified in the bill, or seeking to gain favor from one or more of the named populations. I will put him on the list of Incombents to Be Replaced ASAP.

  • neil459 07/21/2009 11:25am

    A crime is a crime. It does not matter why the crime was committed or what race, sexual orientation, religion, or whatever the victim is. Prosecute the crime. If this is not happening, then its the prosecutor and the government at fault, not the laws.

    This is just political pandering at best and racists at worst. Does this mean that crimes against whites are not going to carry the same penalty. Does this mean that crimes against heterosexuals are not going to carry the same penalty. And on an on for each “protected” group. We do not need more racism, we need less. We do not need more religious prosecution we need less. All this bill does is cover up the fact where inequality exist its the fault of government. Where these biases exists, lets change the Judges and Prosecutors.

    Lets attack the real problem and not allow political propaganda to cover it up.

  • cwheintzelman 08/24/2009 10:38pm

    As with all major “trendy” lawsuits, let nature takes it course and have a case submitted to the Supreme Court. Let them render a decision and then judge by precedent. This is why we have checks and balances in our constitution let the judicial branch worry about criminal affairs.

  • jwalters76 10/11/2009 9:14am

    I’m glad this bill passed the House. As many have stated already, this isn’t about legislating thought, nor restricting speech, nor affording special rights. It is about ensuring that crimes against persons based on their sexual-orientation or gender identity WILL be taken seriously by local law-enforcement. These crimes WILL be investigated & prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    This is what earlier hate crimes legislation was designed to do & has accomplished for persons based on race, religion, etc. This bill extends this based on sexual orientation & gender identity.

    Now, for those who believe there is no difference in random acts of violence & violence targeted at people because of their race, religion, orientation, etc. tell that to the blacks living in the South in the 1950’s. Or Jews living in Germany in the 1930’s. Violence meant to intimidate & terrorize an entire class of people affects not just those immediately involved, but everyone in that particular group.

  • Ebin 10/27/2009 6:57am

    After reading some of the comments such as “GOD WILL BRING JUDGEMENT ON THOSE FOR SAME SEX MARRIAGE.” and others of similar suits, the irony is definitely not lost here. But to be quiet honest, it is rather vague at what “Hate Crimes” are other than violence against one of another race/gender/religion. And it is also vague as to how you would come to those conclusions. I would understand if in court someone yells “GOD WILL BRING JUDGEMENT ON THOSE FOR SAME SEX MARRIAGE.” and that being treated as a hate crime, but…. I would definitely abstain my vote until some specifics are drawn.

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    Ebin 10/27/2009 7:07am

    I would like to correct myself as I took another skim over the bill I saw this: “willfully causes bodily injury to any person or, through the use of fire, a firearm, a dangerouse weapon, or an explosive or incendiary device, attempts to cause bodily injury to any person, because of the actual or perceived religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of any person-”

    That is about as specific as you can get and still cover the subject at large. So this has my vote.

  • LastStand300 11/06/2009 4:35am

    For those that support this you are nuts. Our forefathers founded this country on their belief in GOD, not a god or some god but on the ONE and ONLY GOD. If you read the bible, GOD is against sexual degenerates and sexual perversion. Men and women where created for each other not men for men or women for women, if you don’t believe me just look at the plumbing it only connects when there is a man and a woman. Certain parts of the body are for exiting waste ONLY. For a preacher to be arrested for a “hate crime” because he is preaching the truth is asinine. This is just one more way this moron that is our president to corrupt the USA and lower the morals (like they can get much lower) of this once great country.

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    Ebin 11/13/2009 9:38am

    The first amendment to the U.S constitution, established by the bill of rights states within the first sentence “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”. Happy I could help solve your dilemma.

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    Ebin 11/13/2009 9:44am

    Oh yeah, and I also forgot to mention. You have confused Morality and Religion.

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    Ebin 11/13/2009 9:54am

    Oh yeah… Last one I promise.

    “Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone upon man”-Thomas Jefferson

    “Lighthouses are more useful than churches”-Benjamin Franklin

    “This would be the best of all possible worlds if there were no religion in it”-John Adams

    So there is a small amount of the Atheism our country was founded on. Yes there were some Christians. But most of the Founding Fathers were in fact atheists.

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    krystaltgirl 11/16/2009 4:26pm
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    What is up with you right wing conservatives…. can any of you read? How many times in this thread alone have we had to point out that this law has nothing to do with locking up your moron preachers… I sure as hell wish it did!!!!! Read the law idiots, try hooked on phonics it might help!!!

    Secondly … You all can take your great comic book and belief in the magic puppet in the sky and shove it up your ass… we don’t pass laws in this country anymore based on your religion, get over it!!!

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    Ebin 11/21/2009 3:12pm

    While I’m usually a promoter of this. On a website which demands a bit more maturity out of it’s participants, I would have to say that this is unnecessary. It sounds like this fits into the category of “My beliefs are right, yours are wrong, and there is nothing you can do to change that”. Which is hardly a change on the argument.

    But as it stands, your entirely right about not being able to pass laws according to the bible. This is provably NOT a country founded on God, so it should have no such shenanigans in it’s administration.

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    krystaltgirl 11/21/2009 3:29pm

    Honey I really couldn’t careless about what’s mature and what’s not or who’s right and who’s wrong. As a transgendered woman who has seen her fair share of intolerance and hate coming from the Christians including my parents, I long ago decided that I will take my rights legally or illegally. I no longer wait for the approval of the moral majority. The passage of this bill is a great step forward, but I can assure you I armed myself along time ago and haven’t been in fear of hateful people ever since.

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    dankennedy73 06/22/2010 10:30am

    Good for you, way to stand up for yourself:)

  • wk1h 11/06/2009 6:10am

    Although I think hate crimes are disgusting and about as inhumane as you can go, I don’t like this bill in the slightest. We are moving from judging and sentencing individuals based on their actions to judging and sentencing individuals based on their thoughts and motivations. Once that line is crossed, what’s the next step? Thought crime is not crime, plain and simple, even if the thought is about as pitiful and disgusting as they come. The action itself is what should be punishable, not the motive.

  • jamesinks 11/11/2009 6:42am

    It’s my perception that most violent crimes are provoked by hatred of some kind.
    Our legal system has gone down the path of specifying certain kinds of hate motivation and providing, in some instances, harsher punishment for crimes of passion which appear to be based on race, religion, ethnicity, etc. Sort of like the people in charge see a problem (racism) and try to fix it on the back end, when really we should educate people and try to stop creating racist citizens…
    At any rate, there is plenty of blatant hate out there directed toward homosexuals and people with gender identity problems. The point of this law is to try to teach these “haters” that it’s not OK to carry out violent crimes against someone you don’t like simply because you don’t like them.
    Gays and Christians are not oil and water.
    Just remember, those Leviticus laws are Jewish law; and, among other things, describe how you can sell your daughters as slaves.

  • Anonymous 01/19/2010 7:34am

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  • Anonymous 01/19/2010 7:36am

    GEORGE WASHINGTON SAID,,,,ID RATHER SEE MY COUNTRY BATHED IN BLOOD THAN TO LIVE UNDER TRYANNY………


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