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Make Crimes Against Women and Girls a Hate Crime in the US and UN

Hate crime law is a law intended to deter bias-motivated violence. Hate crime laws enhance the penalties associated with conduct that is already criminal under other laws. Much of safety issues related to women in low income areas and in rural communities around the world are motivated by hate in one form or another. The brutality could be an expression powerlessness, political strife, military strategy or other attempts at the oppression of a person or community. While these laws are not likely to deter the types of criminals that perpetrate them. It is a chance to influence the government sponsored atrocities carried out in some places internationally, and target, prosecute and publicize these offenders in urban communities.

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What are the key learnings? What questions does it raise for me?
1.  The lack of political will by a male dominated judicial systems.
2. The ability to enforce any laws that are created to protect victims of hate.
(Think of the Stand your Ground laws and impact on young black males in Fla.)
3. Conservative groups that see the protection of any group an attack on them

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