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HR 1966 has cleared the House and now faces the Senate as S.909, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act (officially, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act)
Whoever transmits in interstate or foreign commerce [radio, TV, internet] any communication, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person, using electronic means to support severe, repeated, and hostile behavior, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both. (HR 1966, SEC 3, Sec. 881a)
In other words, if a talk show host engages in “hostile” speech against a person or persons of the above mentioned federally protected group that talk show host will face federal prosecution and the prospect of a two year prison term.
Originally posted by ELECTRICkoolaidZOMBIEtest
reply to post by Amagnon
that seems similar to MLK's protests. you can try to arrest all the civil disobedients, but gettting anything done other than trying to find places to put them all is impossible.
if it does get bad enough where they come and arrest people in masses we might as well make it a thing of pride. make the prisons fun. we should work on games that dont require anything that you wont get in a holding cell.