US Senate approves hate crimes legislation
June 20, 2000 5:17 PM   Subscribe

US Senate approves hate crimes legislation as an amendment to a military spending bill. All of the Democrats (minus Byrd) and thirteen Republicans brought the tally to 57-42. As was recently discussed here, this is a contentious issue, even among those who support some type of increased punitive power based on the perpetrator's state of mind and opinions.
posted by m.polo (3 comments total)
Gotta love Byrd. But, um, dearest Joanne Kenen, of Reuters, Mr Robert Byrd is from WV, not VA. Big difference, you ignorant journalist you. This kind of mistake in the media is all too common and unacceptable... dammit! Lame.
posted by jamescblack at 8:35 PM on June 20, 2000

Justice for some, the new law of the land.
posted by thirteen at 11:20 PM on June 20, 2000

Wow. They identified Byrd with the wrong state?

Fact Error, Minus 50.
posted by solistrato at 12:03 PM on June 21, 2000

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