Another state considers adding
The homeless and the people who care for them successfully implored lawmakers to add homelessness as a category to Colorado’s hate-crime laws.
homelessness to hate-crime laws
“Hunting season for the homeless is a year-round event,” said Vernon Lewis, a 38-year-old man who is homeless.
The bill sponsor, Sen. Lucia Guzman, D-Denver, said Colorado ranks fifth in the nation for the number of crimes against the homeless during
a 10-year period.
After an emotional hearing, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-4 in favor of the measure. It now goes to the Senate Finance Committee.
Read the Denver Post report here.