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Friday, October 12, 2012

Your Chance to Hate on Hate Crimes

Posted by on Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 12:17 PM

At 6:00 p.m. on Monday, the Seattle Human Rights Commission and the Seattle LGBT Commission are teaming up to host a Hate Crimes Forum at City Hall, filled with experts and regular ol' folks who've been targeted and victimized because of their ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, skin color, or religion (among other things). The first part of the forum will be devoted to the nuts and bolts of biased crimes: educating the public on what, exactly, constitutes a hate crime, how to report a hate crime if you're the victim of one (or witness one), and how these crimes are prosecuted.

But the real fun* happens after that, when attendees will be asked to share their experiences with hate crimes in Seattle and Washington state. These anecdotes aren't just a healthy spleen-relieving exercise, they'll be used to inform future hate crime policy changes. In other words, your words are important.

So come, hear what prosecutors and law enforcement agents have to say about hate crimes, and then tell them what they're missing.

Monday's panel starts at 6:00 p.m. in the Bertha Landes Room in Seattle City Hall.

*Fun in the way booster shots are fun.


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What is a hate crime? Oh, you meant *thought crime*. Got it. So if a gay/black/woman is murdered it's *WORSE* than if a white/heterosexual/man is murdered. Got it. The Stranger's quest for special treatment continues.
Posted by Stranger'sWorstNightmare on October 12, 2012 at 12:34 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 2
A meeting to bitch and where it will do no good. What a waste of time.

Maybe it's time for a new mayor who promises to fire the police chief and has a full FBI public investigation of the SPD his first 6 months in office?
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on October 12, 2012 at 1:26 PM · Report this
Pick1 3
@1 You couldn't even properly troll a civil rights post? Man, time to just give it up. Hand over your screen name to someone that might have a chance to entertain or anger me. Shit's weak.

@2 "I am completely educated on race issues and so talking about it no longer means anything ever. This event is completely useless because I know all that I need to know which means everyone in the world is well versed and will find no new information from an open forum that I haven't gone to, but can already critique." Did I get that right?
Posted by Pick1 on October 12, 2012 at 2:05 PM · Report this

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