SB 107, as introduced in this session at the Utah state legislature, attempts to clarify and strengthen Utah’s current laws regarding hate crimes.
Some, Governor Herbert among them, believe that hate crimes laws aren’t necessary and that a crime is a crime whether or not it is motivated by hate. “If I kill you, you’re just as dead whether I hated you or I love you and killed you,” the Governor said. “I don’t understand how that works.”On the other side some say hate crimes…crimes committed against a person because of ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation…are different because they target not just the victim, but the group that person represents.
Join “What Do You Think, Utah?” beginning at 7:00pm on Wednesday, February 24th, at The Club at 50 West. Admission is FREE and food and drink will be available for purchase. The topic up for discussion is hate crimes. Do we need new legislation?
Our panelists include:
Troy Williams Sen. Steve Urquhart
Exec. Director of Equality Utah UT State Senator
Dr. Forrest Crawford Ilana Schwartzman
Civic Leader and Educator Rabbi Congregation Kol Ami
As always, audience participation will be a HUGE part of this event, so please join in the conversation, ask questions, give your opinion, let your voice be heard!
For more, visit www.thinkutah.org.