[Hpn] Attacking Seattle's homeless now qualifies as a hate crime

William C. Tinker wtinker@verizon.net
Sun, 13 Jan 2008 00:29:35 -0500


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Saturday, January 12, 2008

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Attacking Seattle's homeless now qualifies as a hate crime=20

In the current issue of Street Roots, there is an article on the recent =
decision by Seattle's City Council to include the homeless in their hate =
crimes ordinance:

Seattle's homeless are now afforded
status as a protected group under
the city's hate crime law.
In December, the Seattle City Council
approved an amendment that adds
homelessness to its protected classes
under the city's "malicious harassment"ordinance=20

In making the decision, Seattle took notice of the increase in violent =
attacks against the homeless, nation wide. Evidently Seattle is the =
seventh most dangerous city in America for the homeless. The state of =
Maryland has already made this adjustment to their hate crimes laws. =
California and Florida are also addressing this issue at the state =
level.=20

I wonder where Portland is on that list.

It remains to be seen what the impact will be, it's nice to see this =
issue being taken seriously.














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New Hampshire Homeless=20
Founded 11-28-99
25 Granite Street=20
Northfield,N.H. 03276-1640 USA=20
Advocates,activists for disabled,displaced human rights.=20
1-603-286-2492=20
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Maryland has already made this adjustment to their hate crimes laws.=20
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><BR>William Charles Tinker <BR>New =
Hampshire=20
Homeless <BR>Founded 11-28-99<BR>25 Granite Street <BR>Northfield,N.H.=20
03276-1640 USA <BR>Advocates,activists for disabled,displaced human =
rights.=20
<BR>1-603-286-2492 <BR><A=20
href=3D"http://www.missingkids.com">http://www.missingkids.com</A> =
<BR><A=20
href=3D"http://www.nationalhomeless.org">http://www.nationalhomeless.org<=
/A>=20
<BR><A=20
href=3D"http://www.newhampshirehomeless.org">http://www.newhampshirehomel=
ess.org</A>=20
<BR><A=20
href=3D"http://www.newhampshirehomeless-subscribe@topica.com">http://www.=
newhampshirehomeless-subscribe@topica.com</A>=20
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