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House Proceeding 04-29-09 on Apr 29th, 2009 :: 0:25:45 to 0:28:05
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Kathy Castor

0:25:43 to 0:26:03( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: prevention act in this rule. mr. speaker, hate crimes are different from other types of crimes because the perpetrator targets a certain type of person based upon physical or other persal attributes. hate crimes are a purposeful, violent, and dangerous

Kathy Castor

0:25:45 to 0:28:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Kathy Castor

Kathy Castor

0:26:04 to 0:26:25( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: manifestation of prejudice. now, to increase public safety and fight crime, we offer today additional tools for law enforcement to fight hate crimes. i'm proud to be an original co-sponsor of this legislation that will ensure that hate crimes based on sexual orientation are covered along with other crimes committed

Kathy Castor

0:26:26 to 0:26:46( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: with hatred based on race, religion, and national origin this bill provides important resources to state and local law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute hate crimes. it will also be a federal offense to cause or attempt to cause bodily harm. i'm prows to stand up for all of my neighbors. hate crimeare not only a

Kathy Castor

0:26:47 to 0:27:07( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: problem for viims, b also for our communities and neighborhoods. unfortunately, my community in florida has not been immune from hate crimes. tampa leads the state of florida in the number of reported hate crimes, according to the annual f.b.i. report. it is likely that tampa ranks high because the police there have a zero tolerance policy.

Kathy Castor

0:27:08 to 0:27:30( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: all possible or borderline cases are reported. last year in florida, we had cases like the k.k.k. being scrawled on something and shoved into a family's mailbox and a 25-year-old woman in daytona beach was intentionally hit by a car because of the color of her skin. how do we know?

Kathy Castor

0:27:31 to 0:27:52( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: because the man deliving the car yelled, help me kill the blank the blanks have to die. in polk county a person was stabbed to death for being gay. police arrested two pinellas county teenage after they spray painted racial slurs on a

Kathy Castor

0:27:53 to 0:28:05( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: portable building in a school. thousands of my neighbors were left without a place to hold services after a center was burned.

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