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Justice for Trayvon Martin and James Craig Anderson: Federal Hate Crimes Legislation and the Case for Cooperative Federalism

Kami Chavis Simmons | Posted 06.02.2012 | Crime
Kami Chavis Simmons

The Martin and Anderson cases demonstrate the vital role the federal government can play in investigations when there are questions surrounding the local or state government's ability or willingness to initiate a prosecution.

Concealed Carry: If You're Interested in Preventing Hate Crimes, Let's Stop them Before They Happen

Christopher Barron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Barron

If Congress wants to prevent violent hate crimes, they should pass legislation allowing men and women to carry a concealed weapon outside their home state: the truth is, law-abiding gun use saves lives.

Right-Wing Media Lies About the Hate-Crimes Bill

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Krepel

President Obama is not the only subject WorldNetDaily spreads falsehoods about.

What Is Wrong with the Federal Hate Crime Law?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and t...

Getting to the Roots of Hate Crime

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

If we are serious about protecting people from violence and crime simply because of their group identities, we must also take seriously their right to equality in the home, workplace, and school.