Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act introduced, and fails to pass the Senate. The bill would have given federal authorities greature authority to persecute hate crimes, provided funding, and broadened the definition of "hate crime."
23% Americans polled say the view Muslims unfavorably.
EEOC recieves 33.937 charges of racial descrimination in the USA
LLEHCPA (take two)
LLEHCPA signed into law by President Barack Obama. The bill is oficially known as the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. (Matthew Shephard and James Byrd were hate crime victims because of their sexuality and race, respectively.)
hatred of Hispanics
Two men, 19 and 20, follow a car carrying 5 Mexican men and ram it with their truck, causing it to burst into flames. Both are convicted under the federal HCPA.