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H.R.256 David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 09, 2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary - Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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  • 8% of users support H.R.256

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    • The Kentucky Equality Federation

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On February 25, 2009, by tbyrd - All crime is hate crime,mans contempt for his fellow man,stop fuc**** with legislation and enforce the laws we already have!

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      As noted by tbyrd, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 25, 2009, "All crime is hate crime,mans contempt for his fellow man,stop fuc**** with legislation and enforce the laws we already have!"
    • On January 10, 2009, by pegwinn - Hate Crime Legislation criminalizes thought itself. That is not what the United States are about.

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      As noted by pegwinn, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 10, 2009, "Hate Crime Legislation criminalizes thought itself. That is not what the United States are about."
    • On April 25, 2009, by jrollf - Murder is murder, rape is rape, robbery is robbery! To change the punishment based on race, skin color, sexual orientation, sex or another other such factor is the DEFINITION of RACISM. So if your Gay your life is worth more if your not? If your black your life is worth more than a Native American Indian? If you commit Murder, you get tried and go to jail or get the death penalty based on the crime you commit, not what social group you belong to! We already have laws to cover the violent crime, we don't need a new set of laws, enforce what we have!

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      As noted by jrollf, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 25, 2009, "Murder is murder, rape is rape, robbery is robbery! To change the punishment based on race, skin color, sexual orientation, sex or another other such factor is the DEFINITION of RACISM. So if your Gay your life is worth more if your not? If your black your life is worth more than a Native American Indian? If you commit Murder, you get tried and go to jail or get the death penalty based on the crime you commit, not what social group you belong to! We already have laws to cover the violent crime, we don't need a new set of laws, enforce what we have!"

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    • House Roll Call #256 Details - OpenCongress - April 12, 2011 by opencongress.org - OpenCongress - House Roll Call #256 Details. Working... or Login with your OpenID - Forgot Password? Click to ShowClick to Hide. Search. A non-profit, non-partisan public resource. Everyone can be an insider. Learn how. Advanced Search Options. Use the opt

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