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Category Archives: Hate Crime

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The Future of Hate Crimes

By Simms Showers LLP |

Recently, a 17-year-old American Muslim girl was beaten, thrown into the back of a car, murdered and possibly raped, and then dumped in a local pond. The victim was named Nabra Hassanen and was walking home with a group of friends after a late night prayer session for Ramadan. Allegedly, up to 15 teenagers… Read More »

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Cross Burning and Swastika Placement

By Simms Showers LLP |

Earlier this spring, hundreds of Virginians gathered in Lancaster to protest a Ku Klux Klan cross burning that was planned for later that night in Quarryville, according to WITF News. Over two dozen leaders spoke out against racism and oppression, But was there anything legally that they could to do stop the cross burning?… Read More »

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Virginia Hate Crimes Criminal Defense

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Hate crimes have seen a large spike over the last year during the presidential campaign, with an even larger spike after the election, according to the Independent. A hate crime is defined in Virginia § 52-8.5 as committing a crime against a person because of a protected trait. A hate crime is committed when… Read More »

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