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H.R.262 David Ray Ritcheson Hate Crime Prevention Act, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Mar 16, 2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.

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  • 7% of users support H.R.262

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    • National Black Law Students Association

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    • Christian Anti-Defamation Commission

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    • On April 25, 2009, by jrollf - 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, "We already have laws to cover the violent crime, we don't need a new set of laws, enforce what we have!"
    • 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!

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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!"
    • On March 22, 2009, by melzellers - If we don’t let Pelosi know that we are watching her every move, then she will be tempted to devise a cunning way to move the legislation ahead. This is a stronger hate crime bill than H.R. 256, and is also waiting to be brought up for a vote. It permits the federal government expand its jurisdiction even more. The government can "allocate such sums as are necessary to increase the number of personnel to prevent and respond to alleged violations." Twenty million dollars will be allocated towards the prevention of hate crimes through "anti-bias" education programs. In other words they will use this money to promote homosexuality in our schools and in the media. Our opponents are patient and determined. Pelosi is counting on our being too tired to fight. But she is wrong! After all, we have much more to lose. Read this article for more details. Please sign the petition! http://www.slantright.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1693

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      As noted by melzellers, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 22, 2009, "If we don’t let Pelosi know that we are watching her every move, then she will be tempted to devise a cunning way to move the legislation ahead. This is a stronger hate crime bill than H.R. 256, and is also waiting to be brought up for a vote. It permits the federal government expand its jurisdiction even more. The government can "allocate such sums as are necessary to increase the number of personnel to prevent and respond to alleged violations." Twenty million dollars will be allocated towards the prevention of hate crimes through "anti-bias" education programs. In other words they will use this money to promote homosexuality in our schools and in the media. Our opponents are patient and determined. Pelosi is counting on our being too tired to fight. But she is wrong! After all, we have much more to lose. Read this article for more details. Please sign the petition! http://www.slantright.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1693 "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • House Roll Call #262 Details - OpenCongress - April 13, 2011 by opencongress.org - H.R.1217: To repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund. Back to Main Bill Page. April 13, 2011 Roll call number 262 in the House. Question On Agreeing to the Amendment: Amendment 3 to H R 1217. Ayes: 188 (Democrat: 187; Republican: 1 ... -

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      As noted by opencongress.org on April 13, 2011, "H.R.1217: To repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund. Back to Main Bill Page. April 13, 2011 Roll call number 262 in the House. Question On Agreeing to the Amendment: Amendment 3 to H R 1217. Ayes: 188 (Democrat: 187; Republican: 1 ... - " (http://www.opencongress.org/vote/2011/h/262)
    • H.R.262: MRA Act - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - January 10, 2011 by opencongress.org - Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as ... In addition, Representative Sheila Ja

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