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First Conviction Under ‘Hate Crime Prevention Act’ is For Hate Crime Against Latinos

The Department of Justice has convicted the first person under the new federal ‘Hate Crimes Prevention Act’ for attacks made on a group of Latinos in Arkansas. The federal law is named after Matthew Sheppard and James Byrd, Jr. and has been on the books since 2009. continue reading »