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After attacks on Asian Americans, California lawmakers push to expand hate crime laws

Original post made on Mar 27, 2021

The Atlanta shootings and other recent attacks on Asian Americans have prompted state lawmakers to resurrect past bills, but hurdles remain in documenting and prosecuting hate crimes.

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Posted by John
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Mar 28, 2021 at 4:17 pm

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The disparate impact of actually prosecuting these crimes will be awkward. Most of these felons robbing and killing have already been released without penalty for a multitude of other prior offenses for.... reasons.


Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 29, 2021 at 2:59 pm

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It is sad that this type of expansion of hate crime laws is necessary. Sad but indeed necessary.

However, I would like to see expansion of prevention of all types of crimes. We are suffering under increased crimewaves regarding thefts, Amazon deliveries, bicycles, catalytic converters, car breakins, etc. etc.

For some reason, crime is getting worse. I am pleased that the Baskin Robbins robber was caught. We need to get more of these criminals caught and prosecuted, and there must be more deterrants to make these types of crimes not worth it.


Posted by Angela Lifman
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 10, 2021 at 8:15 am

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Posted by John B. Sails
a resident of Greene Middle School
on Apr 10, 2021 at 9:27 am

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Posted by Lester Devins
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 10, 2021 at 9:34 am

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Posted by John B. Sails
a resident of Greene Middle School
on Apr 10, 2021 at 10:13 am

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Posted by Jason Whitman
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 10, 2021 at 10:35 am

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Posted by Zhao Zhiang
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 11, 2021 at 9:34 am

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Posted by Angela Lifman
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 12, 2021 at 11:10 am

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I am so sick of hate crimes. It is my will; I would make capital punishment for such crimes. In college, I researched this topic and concluded that only real rascals do such violations. If you are interested, you can also read on Web Link about this topic. We cannot tolerate such an attitude towards people; the guilty must be punished.


Posted by Richard Calhoun
a resident of another community
on Apr 12, 2021 at 11:33 am

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#We cannot tolerate such an attitude towards people; the guilty must be punished.

But when we have 'people of color' also perpetrating these hate crimes towards other people of color, how are you going to fix that?


Posted by Barry Stein J.D.
a resident of another community
on Apr 12, 2021 at 1:55 pm

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ΒΆ ...we have 'people of color' also perpetrating these hate crimes towards other people of color,

Yes. Black on Asian hate crimes are becoming more prevalent and white supremacists are becoming the fall guy for these repeated incidents.

The NAACP and BLM movement should address this issue.


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