Thursday, October 22, 2009

Victory!

The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act has passed in  the Senate and President Obama will sign it before the month is out!

The legislation will provide for federal grants and assistance to local law enforcement investigating and prosecuting hate crimes and gives federal authorities jurisdiction where local law enforcement refuses to step up.

It's a good day.


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2 comments:

A World Quite Mad said...

It's about (long past) time.

"America will always do the right thing, but only after exhausting all other options." --attributed to Winston Churchill

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