Posts tagged ‘laws’

June 13, 2009

Homeless Hate Crime Laws and Actions.

On May 7, 2009 Maryland became the first state to announce Hate Crimes against the homeless a law.

From 1999-2007, there have been 774 documented acts of violence committed against homeless individuals in the United States.

A fact that we as a nation must understand is that homeless people have rights just as any other citizen of this nation. As we come to face this current financial crisis that is still leaving thousand of americans homeless, we are faced to come to terms with Homeless Hate Crimes laws.

Current Homeless Hate Crimes Petition Link.

Hate Crimes Against Homeless!
http://homelessness.change.org/actions/view/hate_crimes_against_homeless

Maryland to Become First State to Add Homelessness as Protected Class to Hate Crimes Law.
http://www.nationalhomeless.org/news/pr_050709.html

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