Governor Eric Holcomb announced a handful of significant decisions. A House committee debated an abortion bill. And a hate crimes bill cleared its first hurdle.
The bill would allow the courts to impose harsher sentences for crimes motivated by hate.
Sen. Greg Taylor says recent incidents – including vandalized churches – underline the need for such a bill, which he’ll author this session.
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A spike in hate crimes nationwide has some in Indiana pushing for a hate crimes law at the state level.
The MTI School of Knowledge in Indianapolis increased security after receiving a letter with hateful language last week.
Post-election threats and vandalism, the University of Notre Dame’s police department can keep its records private, Indiana's wild pig threat and women priests.
Many are blaming President-elect Donald Trump’s inflammatory campaign rhetoric for racist and intolerant behavior being reported.
The proposal would create an automatic enhancement for hate crimes, making misdemeanors felonies and raising each felony one level.
Members of the LGBTQ community will be able to reach out to the two liaisons directly rather than going through regular channels.