Hate Crimes Legislation
“A Dream in Doubt” illustrates how hate crimes not only affect individuals but the effect they have on entire communities. Unfortunately, many law enforcement agencies—especially in under-resourced areas—don’t have the resources to adequately investigate and prosecute these crimes; and not all communities who are victimized by hate crimes are covered under federal law.
You can do your part by supporting more comprehensive hate crimes legislation. A bill called The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (LLEHCPA), which is supported by most major law enforcement and civil rights groups, is currently being considered in Congress. To learn more and to take action, click on the links below:
Background: Resources from the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights on the LLEHCPA, the nation’s largest civil and human rights umbrella organization.
Supporters: A list of over 280 national law enforcement, professional, education, civil rights, religious, and civic organizations who support the LLEHCPA.
Take Action: Use The Interfaith Alliance’s web site to contact your elected officials and express support the LLEHCPA.