A hate crimes law provides enhanced penalties for bias crimes committed against someone simply because of who they are. Hate crimes demand a unique response because they have a unique emotional and psychological impact on both the victim and the victim's community. Hate crimes include acts of anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia, or other forms of bigotry. These prejudices cannot be made illegal, but we can improve hate crimes penalties.
45 states and the federal government have already passed similar Hate Crimes Legislation. Hate crimes legislation is now awaiting Governor Kemp's signature to align our laws with the values we hold.
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