Monday, February 22, 2016

Indiana legislator fights hate-crimes legislation with every silvery hair meticulously in place

As quoted in Indiana House committee won't give hearing to hate-crimes bill.  (Chicago Tribune, 2/21/2016)
Washburne is on record as being against the bill. The bill was scheduled to be heard next week — the last week for committee hearings in the Legislature — in the House Courts and Criminal Code Committee. But its chairman said the panel doesn't have enough time.

Another Washburne quote:
It doesn't matter that you're a poor person that's been beat up, or a woman that's been beat up, or what race you are that's been beat up  It's still the same crime.  (Indianapolis Business Journal, 2/7/2016)

Indiana is 1 of 5 states without such a law.

Related post:
Mike Pence Praises Eric Miller, Advance American Lobbyist Who Pushed for Indiana's Gay Marriage Ban and Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  (4/6/2015)

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