Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

National Coalition for the Homeless

Charlie Crist signs bill classifying homeless attacks as hate crimes

in Statewide by

Attacks on homeless people will soon be classified as a hate crime in Florida, which has ranked first in the nation for such attacks the past 11 years. The bill passed by the Legislature this past session and signed by Gov. Charlie Crist on Tuesday amends the state’s hate crime statute to include offenses where there is evidence of prejudice based on the victim being homeless. The law, which goes into effect Oct. 1, increases the maximum sentence a judge…

Keep Reading

Go to Top