Hate Crime Laws

Winnie Stachelberg and Tim Lynch argued the effectiveness and necessity of hate crime laws, and they answered questions phone calls and… read more

Winnie Stachelberg and Tim Lynch argued the effectiveness and necessity of hate crime laws, and they answered questions phone calls and electronic communications from viewers. Mr. Lynch believes that hate crimes are superfluous because the crimes are already illegal, do not prevent crime, and that hate crimes lead to a protected class of citizens. Ms. Stachelberg argued that hate crimes laws are a deterrent, and cited data that show hate crimes have decreased since the laws were enacted. She also said they are helpful at the local level because when a crime is classified as a hate crime, local law enforcement officials can apply for Justice Department assistance in investigating and prosecution.

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Mar 13, 2012

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  • Mar 13, 2012 | 8:34am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 13, 2012 | 6:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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