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House Proceeding 04-29-09 on Apr 29th, 2009 :: 0:43:30 to 0:45:40
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Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:43:27 to 0:43:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: yield two minutes to the distinguished gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee, a member of the judiciary committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for two minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempor without objection. ms. jackson lee: for m colleagues, i think you are aware that when we are on the

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:43:30 to 0:45:40( Edit History Discussion )
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Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:43:51 to 0:44:11( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: floor debating this procedural concept called the rule, we usually try to go into the structure of the bill so that we can be clear as we move to general debate as to offer our philosophical positions. so let me try to frame what this bill is actually about so that my colleagues can offer their

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:44:12 to 0:44:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: opinions certainly during the general debate. this bill, though it is called the hate crimes bill, it is also a focus on local law enforcement. and the concept is that all we are doing here is providing assistance to those local and state law enforcement agencies

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:44:33 to 0:44:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: to ensure they have the tools to prosecute a case of hate crime. now, it is interesting that my friends on the other side have highlighted that we are separating out and enhancing the sentencing of those who engage in hate. well, we have done that in years past. the 1964 civil rights act and our discrimination laws have

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:44:54 to 0:45:14( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: indicated that we abhor discrimination against anyone. all this bill is doing is providing the resources on basis in the framework of federal constitutional protection so therefore if someone is in a church arguing or somewhere, their political beliefs, their religious beliefs, it is not covered by this bill.

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:45:15 to 0:45:35( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: we are not enforcing actions against that individual. so if you look through the bill you'll find it talks about assistance, financial assistance to ensure that a case can be investigated. what we need to understand is a case can be investigated and the person can be vindicad, can be found not guilty or will not be prosecuted because the facts are not there.

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:45:36 to 0:45:40( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: to burden local law enforcement, state law enforcement when getting to the truth is

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