Hassett & Associates, P.A.
Call 24/7 - (954) 791-3939 | Hablamos Español
Hassett & Associates, P.A.
Call 24/7 - (954) 791-3939 | Hablamos Español

Main Office:
6099 Stirling Road, Ste 217
Davie, FL 33314

Broward Office:
1327 SE 2nd Ave.
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316

Miami Dade Office:
By Appointment Only
Miami, FL

Hate Crime Protection for Homeless

Treat crime severely, but not as a hate crime
THE ISSUE: Duo seeks hate crime protection for homeless

Sun Sentinel Editorial Board
July 11, 2009
Nobody questions that crimes against the homeless, in South Florida and elsewhere, have been gruesome, violent and cowardly.What is highly questionable is whether those deplorable crimes should be classified as hate crimes.State Rep. Ari Porth, D-Coral Springs, along with an assist from Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti, are spearheading the movement to make Florida the second state — after Maryland — to include homeless people as a protected group under its hate-crimes statute. A noble idea, to be sure, but the state would be best served by judges handing out stiff sentences for all violent crimes.

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Ken Hassett is a Criminal Defense Attorney. If you have committed a crime or have been arrested contact us at 954-791-3939.

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