hate crimes

Homeless Hate Crime Bill Passed by House

After a heated 40-minute debate on the House Floor, bill H-7490 was passed by the House yesterday with a vote of 60-9. The bill seeks to include crimes against the homeless within the definition of “hate crimes” for the purposes of reporting and monitoring by the state police. The bill emphasizes the importance police training […]

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Rhode Island Gets A Zero For Hate Crimes

Rhode Island’s one of only four states in the country (along with South Dakota, Alaska and Hawaii) not to have any recognized hate groups in it, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. California, Texas and Florida have the most, but they also have the most people.  New York has comparatively few.  South Carolina, on

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