The attacker, Officer Craig Nash, if proven guilty, should have the book - hell, an entire library - thrown at him.
It is unclear if he will be charged with a Federal hate crime under the recently enacted Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. The Act is the first federal law to extend legal protections to Transgender persons and gives federal authorities greater ability to engage in hate crimes investigations that local authorities choose not to pursue.
Reported by: Kristina De Leon
Friday, February 26, 2010
Posted by De Sube at 2/26/2010 11:55:00 AM