A hate crime is a traditional offense like murder, arson, or vandalism with an added element of bias. For the purposes of collecting statistics, the FBI has defined a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.” Hate itself is not a crime—and the FBI is mindful of protecting freedom of speech and other civil liberties. … [Read more...] about Blue Lives Matter Law: Good Intent, But Utterly Ridiculous, Bad Law
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“When the next recession comes around, the governor will have the option of considering pension cutbacks for the first time in a long time,” he said at a January news conference. … [Read more...] about Jerry Brown wants CalPERS pension lawsuit settled in 2018
“The world didn’t fall apart. We didn’t have a bunch of people running in and saying, ‘Let me hurry up and serve on something,’ ” she said. “They’re not in charge of laws... Out of our 30-plus boards, with five to 10 people on them, we have a tough time finding people to come in willing to do this.” … [Read more...] about Undocumented immigrants can now serve on Charlotte city boards. Here’s why.