CAIR Praises House Passage of Anti-Hate Crimes Bill


Washington, DC: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has welcomed the US House of Representatives’ passage of the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.
CAIR has supported the act since 2005 and praised its previous passage by the House in 2007. The Senate now must consider the bill.
If passed by the Senate and signed by the president, the law would allow the Attorney General to provide federal assistance to local law enforcement to aid investigations of crimes motivated by "prejudice based on the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin" of the victim.
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