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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Puerto Rico: A special committee created to investigate hate crimes

"A special committee to investigate hate crimes has been created in Puerto Rico, where advocates say gay and transgender people are the victims of an epidemic of violence," reports Associated Press. "The announcement by the attorney general was cheered Saturday by activists who complain the government has yet to invoke 2002 legislation establishing harsher penalties for crimes based on sexual orientation or gender identity." READ MORE

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