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House Proceeding 04-29-09 on Apr 29th, 2009 :: 0:37:55 to 0:39:35
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John Jr.Conyers

0:37:51 to 0:38:11( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: call forward life sentence for assault, what's he do to a murderer? i oppose the rule and the bill, thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from florida. mr. hastings: i'm pleased to yield to the distinguished chairman of the judiciary committee and author of this legislation, my good friend, mr. conyers, twominutes. the speaker pro tempore: the

John Jr.Conyers

0:37:55 to 0:39:35( Edit History Discussion )
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John Jr.Conyers

0:38:12 to 0:38:36( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: gentleman from michigan is recognized for two minutes. mr. conyers: thank you, judge hastings. i want to thank everybody on the commiee of rules about the careful consideration they've given me and the legislation. we had a great discussion yesterday that will no doubt continue on.

John Jr.Conyers

0:38:37 to 0:38:59( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: i wanted to assure dr. foxx that tre c be non-hate crime. there's plenty of it. most of the crime that's committed is not hate-bad. robbery is not hate-based. breaking and entering is not hate-based. i wanted to tell my

John Jr.Conyers

0:39:00 to 0:39:20( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: distinguished colleague on the committee, mr. franks, that it's too late not to decide to create a special category for hate crime because had he been on the committee in 1968, he would have been invited to the white house when president

John Jr.Conyers

0:39:21 to 0:39:36( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: clinton invited in the southern governors to ex-plage -- explain to them that cross burning had gotten so out of hand it could no longer be classified as a state crime, that it had to be federalized

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