Category: Hate Crimes Bill

Arkansas Governor Signs Alternative Hate Crimes Bill

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday signed what’s been deemed as an alternative hate crimes bill into state law. Arkansas SB 622, introduced as a class protection bill, requires criminal defendants to serve at least 80 percent of their sentences if it is found that they had “purposely selected the victim¬†because the victim was a…


Democrats Call on Congress to Pass Legislation Addressing Hate Crimes Targeting Asians

Democrats are calling on Congress to pass hate crime bill that aims to combat crimes that have targeted Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders since the pandemic began. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Reps. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) and Andy Kim (D-N.J.) held a press conference…