Bil Browning

Brizzi to propose hate crimes legislation

Filed By Bil Browning | August 03, 2005 12:49 PM | comments

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Advance Indiana is reporting that Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi (R) will propose a hate crimes bill in the 2006 legislative session.
Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi has had a change of heart about hate crime laws which increase penalties for crimes committed against a person or property out of hatred towards a person's race, religion, sexual orientation and other bias motivations.

It is a courageous move on Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi's part to publicly support a hate crimes law. He has already shown courage by enacting a non-discrimination policy for his own office similar to policies adopted for the State's and City of Indianapolis' workers by Governor Mitch Daniels and Mayor Peterson, respectively.

What does it say about the state of Indiana politics that a Republican governor and prosecutor protects GLBT rights with inclusive non-discrimination policies, a Republican city-county councilor (Scott Keller) is one of the main sponsors of Prop #68 (the changes to Indianapolis's human rights ordinance that specifically includes sexual orientation and gender identity), and a Republican prosecutor will be proposing a hate crimes bill? Where the hell have the Democrats gone? Cowards like Sherron Franklin should be bowing their heads in shame.

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DATE: 8/03/2005 10:18:03 PM

Good to see someone standing for something for a change....nice page guy! Keep ya head up! Dee-Dee