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Hate Crime Laws



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Ever since 1991, the Colorado legislature has rejected repeated efforts to amend Colorado’s “Ethnic Intimidation” law so that it becomes a “Hate Crimes” law covering homosexuals. In a new monograph, I argue that laws granting special victim status on the basis of race, sexual orientation, or other Identity Politics classes are dangerous and divisive. They harm effective law enforcement, promote hoaxes, and undermine the equal protection of the law.



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