posted on May, 13 2009 @ 10:53 AM
The press remains mostly silent about the "hate crimes law," the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act that passed the House on April 29.
Congress should have been tested on their knowledge of the First Amendment, equal protection of the laws (14th Amendment), and the prohibition of
double jeopardy (no American can be prosecuted twice for the same offense). If they had been, they would have known that this proposal violates all
these constitutional provisions.
"Equal Justice Under Law?"
This bill would make it a federal crime to cause bodily injury (or try to) because of the victim's actual or perceived "race, color, religion,
national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability" with President Obama’s approval.
A defendant convicted on these grounds would be charged with a "hate crime" in addition to the original crime, and would get extra prison time.
The extra punishment applies only to these "protected classes." Denver criminal defense lawyer Robert J Corry Jr. asked: "Isn't every criminal act
that harms another person a 'hate crime'?" Corry wrote: "When a Colorado gang engaged in an initiation ritual specifically seeking out a "white
woman" to rape, the Boulder prosecutor declined to pursue 'hate crime' charges." She was not enough of one of its protected
(Denver Post April 28)
The "hate crime" law does not apply equally (as the 14th Amendment requires), criminalizing only politically incorrect thoughts directed against
politically incorrect victims.
Do you disagree with Corey’s observation that: "A government powerful enough to pick and choose which thoughts to prosecute is a government too
The "hate crime" bill allows defendants found innocent in a state court to be tried again in federal court. Attorney General Eric Holder says
that when state prosecutors claim lack of evidence, it must be tried again in federal court!
What would’ve happened to the defendants acquitted in the Duke “Lacrosse Rape” case? (Of course, since the 2nd amendment means nothing to the
AG, why should the 1st, 5th, or 14th?)
Curiously (or is it frighteningly?), the American Civil Liberties Union approves "hate crimes" prosecutions!
Why will no ACLU lawyer or other staff worker or any dues-paying member demand of the ACLU's ruling circle to at last disavow this corruption of the
Perhaps President Obama, former senior Constitutional lecturer at the University of Chicago, should familiarize himself with what the Constitution