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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 28 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

The federal hate crime law is both unconstitutional and unwise

After showing off his swastika tattoo, Randy Metcalf became involved in a barroom brawl. One of his opponents was an African American, whom he and his friends knocked unconscious. Metcalf repeatedly kicked him in the head and, according to a witness, said, “Die, [n-word], die.” Metcalf was sentenced to 10 years in prison under the federal Hate Crimes Prevention Act that was enacted six years earlier, in 2009.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 2 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Online hate speech in Canada is up 600 percent. What can be done?

Under Hitler, Germany experienced the consequences of a nation caving in to propaganda and hate speech. This may explain its government’s urgency to enact a new law, known as the “Facebook Act,” in response to the recent alarming rise of hate speech online.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 23 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Attacking a Cop in Louisiana Will Be a Hate Crime if Gov. Signs ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Bill

Louisiana’s hate crime law already protects vulnerable minorities from attacks based on their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, but state lawmakers want to add another group to the mix: cops.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Jan 26 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Free speach v Hate speach

Bridgeview Mosque Threats Show Limits of Hate Crime Law

Two men who had made threats on FaceBook alluding to shooting and killing Muslims at the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, a suburb of Chicago, were released on Friday by local police after turning themselves in.

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