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OklaHOMO Oklahoma Senate recently passed a bill, introduced by Rep. Steve Russell, that would exempt it from having to abide by the recently-passed federal hate crimes law, Claremore Police are investigating, but because of the bill will not cite sexual orientation as a basis for a hate crime they’re looking at it as a case of breaking and entering.”
What’s the point of the Federal Hate Crimes law if the federal government isn’t going to follow up on crimes such as this one? I thought that that was the point of it, that the Federal Government would investigate if the states reneged on their obligations of investigation and prosecution? The states can’t and don’t turn a blind eye to the other protected classes. . .why are they being allowed to blatantly ignore ours. . .after all, it’s the law, isn’t it?
Oklahoma is NOT OK.