The Senate Judiciary Committee is about to consider H.R. 1913, the purpose of which is to provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes. (This is commonly referred to as the Hate Crimes bill.)
Please contact Senators on the Judiciary Committee and ask them to vote "no" on the Hate Crimes bill. All crimes are hate crimes. To put it simply, if this bill becomes law, any white heterosexual person who commits a crime now runs the risk of being accused of "hate" in addition to the charges filed against him/her with regard to the arrest. It is far less likely that a non-white or a non-heterosexual person will be accused of "hate".
I am a white heterosexual woman who has been attacked by "ethnic" criminals twice in my life. No District Attorney is going to accuse my attackers of a hate crime. But if I commit the same crime, it is likely that I will have extra, severe charges leveled against me -- charges that are relatively unprovable, yet equally difficult and expensive to fight. One of the motivating factors for the hate crime charges is that Federal funds are provided when a hate crime is prosecuted. The District Attorney's office will be motivated to add "hate" as one of the criminal charges in order to receive Federal funds.
Take action! Contact committee members and ask them to vote "no" on the Hate Crimes legislation. Tell them that all crimes are hate crimes, and that this legislation discriminates against white heterosexuals. The members are listed here: http://judiciary.senate.gov/about/members.cfm .
Take additional action! Contact your state's U.S. Senators with the same request.
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Whatever happened to the young men who attacked me? The two "ethnic" men who robbed me at gunpoint went to jail for THREE MONTHS. The group of "ethnic" illegal aliens who threatened me and damaged my property WERE NOT ARRESTED by Douglas County Sheriffs. The ringleader of that group turned out to have been previously arrested 11 times on 39 charges during his long-term visit to Colorado. Those criminal charges included manufacturing and selling drugs, four DUIs, multiple assaults, and more.