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New Law Would Broaden Parameters of Hate Crimes in Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

This summer, a Pennsylvania legislator proposed a bill that would make assaulting a police officer a hate crime. If passed, this law could have a significant impact on how assaults are prosecuted in the state and may also disproportionately affect certain members of the community. Assaults are considered serious offenses in Pennsylvania, especially if… Read More »

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