Any hate crimes committed in the State of New York will now carry more serious penalties than ever before.
Posted by mythoughtsandnews on June 24, 2006
State Assemblyman Thomas Alfano (R – North Valley Stream) announced on Monday that Governor George E. Pataki had signed into law a bill making it a Class E felony to commit a hate crime. “I’m proud that this bipartisan effort made this bill law,” said Alfano. “Hate crime has no place in our communities.” The bill, which was co-sponsored by Assemblyman William Colton (D-Brooklyn) , makes it a hate crime to put a swastika on public property or to burn a cross on public property or a private building in public view without the owner’s permission. The maximum penalty for such crimes under the new law would be one to three years in prison or five years probation.
In other words they are saying that it is only a hate crime when whites are the ones doing the crime. They are saying that it is not a hate crime for blacks or minorities to attack whites because they are white.