Skip to comments.House Approves 'ANTI-HATE' Bill Amendment
Posted on 09/26/2005 12:47:56 PM PDT by manumission
On Sept 14, the Orwellian federal anti-hate bill, AMDT.2662 (The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2005), was passed by the House of Representatives. It will establish a hate crimes bureaucracy in America, just like Canadas, ending free speech.
This legislation gives special federal protection to select groups including homosexuals. Throughout history, many homosexuals have sodomized underage boys. Incredibly, AMDT.2662 was inserted into the text of the Childrens Safety Act of 2005 (HR3132). Many house members, too busy to read the bill, thought they were protecting children. Actually, they were doing the opposite!
The Childrens Safety Act has now been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee under the chair of veteran hate laws advocate Sen. Arlen Specter. If the Senate Judiciary Committee allows the wording of the Childrens Safety Act and its evil rider, AMDT.2662, to remain unaltered, it will go directly to President Bush to be signed into law.
HOUSE APPROVES ANTI-HATE BILL By Rev. Ted Pike
In a surprising move, the House of Representatives on September 14, 2005 approved The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2005, HR2662, as an amendment to the Childrens Safety Act, HR3132. It was approved 223-199.
The Senate is expected to also approve a similar amendment within a month.
This federal legislation, orchestrated by the Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith will lead to creation of a vast anti-hate bureaucracy in America, similar to what now exists in Canada. In Canada it is a hate crime to publicly criticize such federally protected groups as homosexuals and Jews. In Canada free speech talk radio no longer exists. It is even illegal now in some areas to evangelize or proselytize in public.
HR2662, S1145, while ostensibly punishing only violent hate crimes, nevertheless creates an anti-hate bureaucracy through several means:
It breaks down all barriers between federal and states rights in law enforcement. It allows federal thought police to meddle, upon the flimsiest of pretexts, in states enforcement of civil rights laws.
It requires all states to pass and enforce ADL-style anti-hate laws.
It enforces nationwide the working ADL definition of hate as being bias against federally protected groups, such as homosexuals. Such automatically makes the Bible into hate literature and preaching from it into hate speech. Result: Bible-believing Christians become potential hate criminals. The nation was aghast last October 10th when the ADLs national executive board member, Lynne Abraham, D.A. of Philadelphia, arrested 11 Christians as hate criminals. Her charge: Their preaching was biased against homosexuals. They were hate criminals because they used an instrument of crime (a megaphone) to express hate speech, (Bible verses) against homosexuals.
If this big brother legislation becomes law, the ADL and federal government will, through enabling legislation and judicial precedents, be exponentially empowered to indict Christians. Pastors, talk show hosts, publishers, critics of Israel, etc. will be liable to arrest just like the Philadelphia Eleven.
Text of the Amendment
H.R.3132 Children's Safety Act of 2005 (Referred to Senate Committee after being Received from House)
TITLE X--LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT HATE CRIMES PREVENTION
SEC. 1001. SHORT TITLE.
This title may be cited as the `Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2005'.
SEC. 1002. FINDINGS.
Congress makes the following findings:
(1) The incidence of violence motivated by the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of the victim poses a serious national problem.
(2) Such violence disrupts the tranquility and safety of communities and is deeply divisive.
(3) State and local authorities are now and will continue to be responsible for prosecuting the overwhelming majority of violent crimes in the United States, including violent crimes motivated by bias. These authorities can carry out their responsibilities more effectively with greater Federal assistance.
(4) Existing Federal law is inadequate to address this problem.
(5) The prominent characteristic of a violent crime motivated by bias is that it devastates not just the actual victim and the family and friends of the victim, but frequently savages the community sharing the traits that caused the victim to be selected.
(6) Such violence substantially affects interstate commerce in many ways, including--
(A) by impeding the movement of members of targeted groups and forcing such members to move across State lines to escape the incidence or risk of such violence; and
(B) by preventing members of targeted groups from purchasing goods and services, obtaining or sustaining employment, or participating in other commercial activity.
(7) Perpetrators cross State lines to commit such violence.
(8) Channels, facilities, and instrumentalities of interstate commerce are used to facilitate the commission of such violence.
(9) Such violence is committed using articles that have traveled in interstate commerce.
(10) For generations, the institutions of slavery and involuntary servitude were defined by the race, color, and ancestry of those held in bondage. Slavery and involuntary servitude were enforced, both prior to and after the adoption of the 13th amendment to the Constitution of the United States, through widespread public and private violence directed at persons because of their race, color, or ancestry, or perceived race, color, or ancestry. Accordingly, eliminating racially motivated violence is an important means of eliminating, to the extent possible, the badges, incidents, and relics of slavery and involuntary servitude.
(11) Both at the time when the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the Constitution of the United States were adopted, and continuing to date, members of certain religious and national origin groups were and are perceived to be distinct `races'. Thus, in order to eliminate, to the extent possible, the badges, incidents, and relics of slavery, it is necessary to prohibit assaults on the basis of real or perceived religions or national origins, at least to the extent such religions or national origins were regarded as races at the time of the adoption of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
(12) Federal jurisdiction over certain violent crimes motivated by bias enables Federal, State, and local authorities to work together as partners in the investigation and prosecution of such crimes.
(13) The problem of crimes motivated by bias is sufficiently serious, widespread, and interstate in nature as to warrant Federal assistance to States and local jurisdictions.
SEC. 1003. DEFINITION OF HATE CRIME.
In this title, the term `hate crime' has the same meaning as in section 280003(a) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (28 U.S.C. 994 note).
SEC. 1004. SUPPORT FOR CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS AND PROSECUTIONS BY STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS.
(a) Assistance Other Than Financial Assistance-
(1) IN GENERAL- At the request of a law enforcement official of a State or Indian tribe, the Attorney General may provide technical, forensic, prosecutorial, or any other form of assistance in the criminal investigation or prosecution of any crime that--
(A) constitutes a crime of violence (as defined in section 16 of title 18, United States Code);
(B) constitutes a felony under the laws of the State or Indian tribe; and
(C) is motivated by prejudice based on the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of the victim, or is a violation of the hate crime laws of the State or Indian tribe.
(2) PRIORITY- In providing assistance under paragraph (1), the Attorney General shall give priority to crimes committed by offenders who have committed crimes in more than 1 State and to rural jurisdictions that have difficulty covering the extraordinary expenses relating to the investigation or prosecution of the crime.
(1) IN GENERAL- The Attorney General may award grants to assist State, local, and Indian law enforcement officials with the extraordinary expenses associated with the investigation and prosecution of hate crimes.
(2) OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS- In implementing the grant program, the Office of Justice Programs shall work closely with the funded jurisdictions to ensure that the concerns and needs of all affected parties, including community groups and schools, colleges, and universities, are addressed through the local infrastructure developed under the grants.
(A) IN GENERAL- Each State that desires a grant under this subsection shall submit an application to the Attorney General at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by or containing such information as the Attorney General shall reasonably require.
(B) DATE FOR SUBMISSION- Applications submitted pursuant to subparagraph (A) shall be submitted during the 60-day period beginning on a date that the Attorney General shall prescribe.
(C) REQUIREMENTS- A State or political subdivision of a State or tribal official applying for assistance under this subsection shall--
(i) describe the extraordinary purposes for which the grant is needed;
(ii) certify that the State, political subdivision, or Indian tribe lacks the resources necessary to investigate or prosecute the hate crime;
(iii) demonstrate that, in developing a plan to implement the grant, the State, political subdivision, or tribal official has consulted and coordinated with nonprofit, nongovernmental victim services programs that have experience in providing services to victims of hate crimes; and
(iv) certify that any Federal funds received under this subsection will be used to supplement, not supplant, non-Federal funds that would otherwise be available for activities funded under this subsection.
(4) DEADLINE- An application for a grant under this subsection shall be approved or disapproved by the Attorney General not later than 30 business days after the date on which the Attorney General receives the application.
(5) GRANT AMOUNT- A grant under this subsection shall not exceed $100,000 for any single jurisdiction within a 1 year period.
(6) REPORT- Not later than December 31, 2006, the Attorney General shall submit to Congress a report describing the applications submitted for grants under this subsection, the award of such grants, and the purposes for which the grant amounts were expended.
(7) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this subsection $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2006 and 2007.
SEC. 1005. GRANT PROGRAM.
(a) Authority to Make Grants- The Office of Justice Programs of the Department of Justice shall award grants, in accordance with such regulations as the Attorney General may prescribe, to State and local programs designed to combat hate crimes committed by juveniles, including programs to train local law enforcement officers in identifying, investigating, prosecuting, and preventing hate crimes.
(b) Authorization of Appropriations- There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section.
SEC. 1006. AUTHORIZATION FOR ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL TO ASSIST STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT.
There are authorized to be appropriated to the Department of Justice, including the Community Relations Service, for fiscal years 2006, 2007, and 2008 such sums as are necessary to increase the number of personnel to prevent and respond to alleged violations of section 249 of title 18, United States Code, as added by section 1007.
SEC. 1007. PROHIBITION OF CERTAIN HATE CRIME ACTS.
(a) In General- Chapter 13 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
`Sec. 249. Hate crime acts
`(a) In General-
`(1) OFFENSES INVOLVING ACTUAL OR PERCEIVED RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN- Whoever, whether or not acting under color of law, willfully causes bodily injury to any person or, through the use of fire, a firearm, or an explosive or incendiary device, attempts to cause bodily injury to any person, because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, or national origin of any person--
`(A) shall be imprisoned not more than 10 years, fined in accordance with this title, or both; and
`(B) shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life, fined in accordance with this title, or both, if--
`(i) death results from the offense; or
`(ii) the offense includes kidnaping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill.
`(2) OFFENSES INVOLVING ACTUAL OR PERCEIVED RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, OR DISABILITY-
`(A) IN GENERAL- Whoever, whether or not acting under color of law, in any circumstance described in subparagraph (B), willfully causes bodily injury to any person or, through the use of fire, a firearm, or an explosive or incendiary device, attempts to cause bodily injury to any person, because of the actual or perceived religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability of any person--
`(i) shall be imprisoned not more than 10 years, fined in accordance with this title, or both; and
`(ii) shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life, fined in accordance with this title, or both, if--
`(I) death results from the offense; or
`(II) the offense includes kidnaping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill.
`(B) CIRCUMSTANCES DESCRIBED- For purposes of subparagraph (A), the circumstances described in this subparagraph are that--
`(i) the conduct described in subparagraph (A) occurs during the course of, or as the result of, the travel of the defendant or the victim--
`(I) across a State line or national border; or
`(II) using a channel, facility, or instrumentality of interstate or foreign commerce;
`(ii) the defendant uses a channel, facility, or instrumentality of interstate or foreign commerce in connection with the conduct described in subparagraph (A);
`(iii) in connection with the conduct described in subparagraph (A), the defendant employs a firearm, explosive or incendiary device, or other weapon that has traveled in interstate or foreign commerce; or
`(iv) the conduct described in subparagraph (A)--
`(I) interferes with commercial or other economic activity in which the victim is engaged at the time of the conduct; or
`(II) otherwise affects interstate or foreign commerce.
`(b) Certification Requirement- No prosecution of any offense described in this subsection may be undertaken by the United States, except under the certification in writing of the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, the Associate Attorney General, or any Assistant Attorney General specially designated by the Attorney General that--
`(1) he or she has reasonable cause to believe that the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of any person was a motivating factor underlying the alleged conduct of the defendant; and
`(2) he or his designee or she or her designee has consulted with State or local law enforcement officials regarding the prosecution and determined that--
`(A) the State does not have jurisdiction or does not intend to exercise jurisdiction;
`(B) the State has requested that the Federal Government assume jurisdiction;
`(C) the State does not object to the Federal Government assuming jurisdiction; or
`(D) the verdict or sentence obtained pursuant to State charges left demonstratively unvindicated the Federal interest in eradicating bias-motivated violence.
`(c) Definitions- In this section--
`(1) the term `explosive or incendiary device' has the meaning given the term in section 232 of this title;
`(2) the term `firearm' has the meaning given the term in section 921(a) of this title; and
`(3) the term `gender identity' for the purposes of this chapter means actual or perceived gender-related characteristics.
`(d) Rule of Evidence- In a prosecution for an offense under this section, evidence of expression or associations of the defendant may not be introduced as substantive evidence at trial, unless the evidence specifically relates to that offense. However, nothing in this section affects the rules of evidence governing impeachment of a witness.'.
(b) Technical and Conforming Amendment- The analysis for chapter 13 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
`249. Hate crime acts.'.
SEC. 1008. STATISTICS.
Subsection (b)(1) of the first section of the Hate Crimes Statistics Act (28 U.S.C. 534 note) is amended by inserting `gender and gender identity,' after `race,'.
SEC. 1009. SEVERABILITY.
If any provision of this title, an amendment made by this title, or the application of such provision or amendment to any person or circumstance is held to be unconstitutional, the remainder of this Act, the amendments made by this Act, and the application of the provisions of such to any person or circumstance shall not be affected thereby. Passed the House of Representatives September 14, 2005.
Hmmm yeah tell me again why I should go vote Republican again?
oh.. for the Chilren
I'm in favor of equal protection for everyone.
That includes homosexuals and all races and genders.
So is the cosntitution. How is this bill requiring unequal protection possibly gonna be constitutional?
How did it pass with a Republican majority?
It won't survive the court challenge, but write your Senator and demand a no vote.
I hope you aren't criticising the GOP. If so, you couldn't be more wrong. You see, you "my way or the highway" conservatives just don't get it. This is all part of a grand strategy to defeat the democrats, once that is accomplished, then we can start talking about promoting our agenda. /sarcasm
I don't scare easy, but this does the trick.
Libertarian party here I come.
#####It won't survive the court challenge#####
That's what everyone said about McCain-Feingold. The 1st Amendment is now considered "optional" by some of our Supreme Court justices.
What a load of crap!
This essentially states that Congress can make things up and we have to buy it. For each class of characteristic they deem to be a protected class, including, sexual preference, they claim that people are being forced across state lines to avoid persecution???
That's what Bush said about McCain-Fiengold.
How is this bill requiring unequal protection possibly gonna be constitutional?
How did it pass with a Republican majority?
Because too many Repubs ARE NOT CONSERVATIVES, especially Constitutional conservatives. That is why this crap passed...
Because you are a lemming incapable of independant thought who believes that voting for anyone not on the status-quo ticket is throwing your vote away?
Other than that, I can't think of a single reason.
What makes you think that? This kind of stuff clearly violates the Constitution, but it's been decades since the courts worried about that.
And I don't for a minute buy the excuse that this amendment was slipped in secretively. You don't even need to read a bill with "hate crimes" in its title to know what is going on.
Are these supposed to be laugh lines???
"These authorities can carry out their responsibilities more effectively with greater Federal assistance"
"..it devastates not just the actual victim and the family and friends of the victim, but frequently savages the community sharing the traits that caused the victim to be selected. "
"Such violence substantially affects interstate commerce in many ways:.."
LOL I can see you've learned the lines well. No doubt from hearing them so often.. :)
Yeah, right! They said the same thing about "campaign finance reform", and "eminent domain" too. Guess what.....
Christian property in the confiscation crosshairs..
Go long in guillotine stox...
lol thank you, I needed that chuckle this afternoon.
Check out excuse #9 for why this falls under interstate commerce:
"Such violence is committed using articles that have traveled in interstate commerce"
Well, there you have it. We all wear clothes and eat food that have crossed state lines. Apparently then congress has the constitutional right to regulate any and every action of every single American.
Glad they cleared that up for me.
This has to be a new high water mark in the stretching of that notion. I thought I had seen it all when it was applied to drug free school zones, but no. This takes it.
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