HATE CRIME BILL GETS 3 SECONDS ON ABC NEWS

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    Oct 28, 2009 10:44 PM GMT
    That's right, Charles Gibson said that there was a new Defense Budget Bill signed today, which also included a hate crimes law to protect sexual orientation.

    The whole statement took less than 10 seconds. So answer this, how can a bill be effective if it is not WIDELY known and stated?
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    Oct 28, 2009 11:06 PM GMT
    And i'm betting "shopping for shoes online, what you don't know could be costing you a fortune" received a full 5 min spread icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 28, 2009 11:15 PM GMT

    Let those weighty charges be a surprise to the bastards.

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    Oct 28, 2009 11:18 PM GMT
    I saw part of the CNN signing, while working-out at the gym, and it took them a good 10 minutes just to get the thing started....
    I would have expected this from the 'Faux News' team but not ABC's...
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    Oct 28, 2009 11:20 PM GMT
    I watched NBC news tonight and nearly all of the half hour was about the violence in Afghanistan and Pakistan. They did not even mention healthcare. Maybe the Democrats should push through all the gay rights bills now.
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    Oct 29, 2009 12:57 AM GMT
    Hey, let them keep the news, we get legislation icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 29, 2009 1:16 AM GMT

    The people who commit hate crimes don't watch the news anyway. They are too busy flunking Algebra. icon_confused.gif

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    Oct 29, 2009 1:24 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidHey, let them keep the news, we get legislation icon_smile.gif

    A-men. It's about damn time. At lunchtime, Kyra Phillips on CNN did give the story its due. This was shortly before the actual press conference.
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    Oct 29, 2009 1:45 AM GMT
    Here is a bit more from CNN as President Obama give a heartful speech of the meaning of this bill

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    Oct 29, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    Yeah, I watched Obama on CNN. That was a wonderful tribute as always. I almost cried when he described the brutality of the two crimes.
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    Oct 29, 2009 2:14 AM GMT
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    wrestlervic saidThe whole statement took less than 10 seconds. So answer this, how can a bill be effective if it is not WIDELY known and stated?


    Because people who pass the bill don't watch the news.


    If I go somewhere and get gay-based, I want those people to be WELL aware of the consequences. It's funny how in America many laws are passed, but we are not always made aware of them until after the fact. Maybe we should get law booklets like the telephone guide. I'd hate to have to go to the public library to peruse the state law books.
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    Oct 29, 2009 2:15 AM GMT
    WAIT, YOU GUYS SCROLL TO 2:48 on the video that ActiveAndFit posted.

    This protects gender identity! THIS IS AWESOME!

    Now boys can dress like women and not get beat up for it. TRANNY POWER!

    I'm starting to like this Obama.
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    Oct 29, 2009 2:18 AM GMT
    JakeBenson saidWAIT, YOU GUYS SCROLL TO 2:48 on the video that ActiveAndFit posted.

    This protects gender identity! THIS IS AWESOME!

    Now boys can dress like women and not get beat up for it. TRANNY POWER!

    I'm starting to like this Obama.


    You can still get beat up for anything. What scares me is cops who are homophobic good ole boys and will either sweep the incident away, or deny your feelings that it was hate motivated. Where do you turn in that case? A lawyer I guess.
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    Oct 29, 2009 2:19 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidThat's right, Charles Gibson said that there was a new Defense Budget Bill signed today, which also included a hate crimes law to protect sexual orientation.

    The whole statement took less than 10 seconds. So answer this, how can a bill be effective if it is not WIDELY known and stated?


    I guess it begs the question of what is "effective"? It isn't meant to deter crime, as it won't. People won't stop committing brutally violent crimes against minorities because there is a slight chance they will be punished more harshly. Hate crimes legislation is meant to appease minorities, not actually stop the crimes it is meant to punish. Thus, "effective" is more a question of how the gay community reacts to its passage.
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    Oct 29, 2009 3:44 AM GMT
    Credit to Obama for singing it (YES! RYAN-ANDREW is giving him credit) however he spent less than a minuet talking about this part of the bill anyway. Just saying... if the president didn't give much lip service to it why would the news do it? I agree... let these assholes have it slap them in the face. I want it to be a surprise for my neighbor. Fuck 'em!
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    Oct 29, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    Nothing Obama does will make you happy, so really, stop bitching. It's cloying.

    For everyone else,

    Reagan: Did he know gay people existed?
    Bush 42: Never attempted it.
    Clinton: Never attempted it.
    GW Bush - "If that bill gets to my desk, I'll veto it."

    Obama: Done.

    Next?
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:07 AM GMT
    Fing Great News!!!

    and now theres a some chance of comfort in living in Texas.. Small chance but still nontheless a chance chance of comfort..


    Bring on the next billicon_exclaim.gif
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:56 AM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    JakeBenson saidWAIT, YOU GUYS SCROLL TO 2:48 on the video that ActiveAndFit posted.

    This protects gender identity! THIS IS AWESOME!

    Now boys can dress like women and not get beat up for it. TRANNY POWER!

    I'm starting to like this Obama.


    You can still get beat up for anything. What scares me is cops who are homophobic good ole boys and will either sweep the incident away, or deny your feelings that it was hate motivated. Where do you turn in that case? A lawyer I guess.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>I think one of the factors in warding off hate crimes is to report and insist on action taken when the first few incidents of hate activity start unfolding at school, the workplace, a bar or wherever. This new Hate Crimes bill will go a long ways toward getting peoples attention to do something for the person being misstreated early on before its too late, because this bill will push any violations into the Federal Crime realm of punishment. That should scare the B-jesus out of a lot of rednecks. Its now a new big stick hanging over a haters head where it didn't exist a few days ago. I hope that because of this bill you will never need an attorney.
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    Oct 29, 2009 5:43 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidYou can still get beat up for anything. What scares me is cops who are homophobic good ole boys and will either sweep the incident away, or deny your feelings that it was hate motivated. Where do you turn in that case? A lawyer I guess.
    This is one of the points of the legislation:
    (HRC Press release, 10/2009)The law would allow federal prosecutors to “try violent hate-crime cases if local authorities cannot or will not secure an appropriate conviction. It also opens up federal funding for law enforcement to handle the typically high cost of investigation and judicial proceedings in such cases, and would make grants available for training and prevention programs at the local level” .
    Help will be available if things get "swept under the rug"

    Also statistics will be kept regardless of jurisdiction which will help in understanding the nature and causes of the hate crimes in question.
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    Oct 29, 2009 7:59 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidHere is a bit more from CNN as President Obama give a heartful speech of the meaning of this bill




    Its interesting how the video is focused on 3 black individuals. There's some symbolism there considering this bill expands on the original bill from the 1960's on race and religion. And also stereotypically speaking, the black community frowns on homosexuality.
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    Oct 29, 2009 8:42 AM GMT
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    Oct 29, 2009 9:11 AM GMT
    It got about 10 min time here.. which is good, normally they don't even mention anything about the gay community here.