|Originally posted by QDLux29|
With the new National Hate Crimes Law (The Matthew Shepard Act) I'm also unsure what the language includes about an acknowledged minority attacking a member of the "majority"? A bit off subject but still interesting...
hope the increased penalties applied both ways. The law merely permits federal prosecution of anyone who "willingly injures, intimidates or interferes, or attempts to do so, by force because of the person's race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability" and doesn't include any loaded majority/minority language, as far as I can tell.
Edited by sixhoursoflucy - 20-Apr-2010 at 5:27pm