Indiana sees bipartisan push for hate crime laws

By : Wire Report
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Indianapolis (AP) – Forty-five states have hate crime laws, but Indiana isn’t one of them.

Indiana was once a Ku Klux Klan stronghold and the Southern Poverty Law Center says there are 15 hate groups currently operating – which it defines as groups that “attack or malign an entire class of people” regardless of whether the group advocates for or engages in violence or other criminal activity. Efforts to add a hate crime designation to the criminal code have failed for years amid concerns that it would elevate one type of crime over others that could be equally brutal.

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