Not in Our Name, Mr. Sessions

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May 16, 2017

From "Not in Our Name, Mr. Sessions" on Medium:

Mercedes Williamson – a teenage girl – was stabbed to death by her former boyfriend because she was transgender.  Yesterday her murderer, Joshua Vallum, was sentenced to 49 years in prison, in the first application of the federal hate crimes law against the killer of a transgender person. 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions deserves no credit for this important prosecution.  In 2009, he voted against the James Byrd/Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes law, but not before attempting to derail the bill by trying to add the death penalty to the bill as a punishment, in an attempt to split the bill’s supporters.

He is doing the same thing today.

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