NY GOVERNOR PUSHES 'CHARLOTTESVILLE PROVISIONS' TO MAKE VIOLENT PROTESTS A HATE CRIME | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


NY GOVERNOR PUSHES 'CHARLOTTESVILLE PROVISIONS' TO MAKE VIOLENT PROTESTS A HATE CRIME

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants the state to prosecute violent protests against “protected classes” as a hate crime, suggesting higher criminal penalties. His so-called "Charlottesville Provisions" are a response to the violence in Virginia.
Cuomo has proposed to amend the state’s hate crime laws to include rioting or incitement to riot against protected groups, according to the governor’s office.

New York law protects groups and individuals on the basis of race, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation.

Cuomo also suggested increasing penalties for engaging in a riot against the so-called protected groups.

Some attorneys have already criticized Cuomo’s proposed 'Charlottesville Provisions.'

“Their intentions can be great but the way they work out in practice is they go far beyond what the intent was, often because these things are drafted so quickly,” said defense attorney Kenneth Perry, who has represented dozens of people arrested during Black Lives Matter protests in NYC, according to Gothamist.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Make no mistake, should this legislation be passed, this will be used as a club against even the most peaceful of protests in New York, with the concept of freezing out the peaceful assembly to redress government wrongs, guaranteed in the First Amendment to the Constitution.

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