Hate Crimes in the United States – What Judges Need to Know

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7 a.m. Hawaii / 9 a.m. Alaska / 10 a.m. Pacific / 11 a.m. Mountain / 12 p.m. Central / 1 p.m. Eastern
Duration: 90 minutes

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May 12, 2021

The racist massacre of 10 percent of the Chinese population in Los Angeles in 1871, the Tulsa race massacre in 1921 resulting in the murder of 150 to 200 Black residents, and the murder of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. in 1998, hate crimes have always been a part of the fabric of American life.

Unfortunately, the past is prologue for the present. The American Jewish community experienced the highest level of antisemitic violence in 2019 since tracking began according to the Anti-Defamation League. In 2020, 44 transgender people were killed in the United States. With the arrival of COVID-19 and the political rhetoric of our time, violent hate crimes have been on the rise across America, with escalated attacks on Asian Americans. During this webinar, our panel of judges and experts will provide an overview of hate crimes, including how to recognize hate symbols, discuss current trends in hate crimes, analyze the effectiveness of hate crime statutes, discuss best practices in sentencing hate crimes, and review the anti-lynching legislation that passed the House of Representatives in 2020.

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What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Explain the current hate crime trends in the United States;
  • Discuss the effectiveness of hate crime laws;
  • Determine the role of the judiciary in addressing hate crimes; and
  • Apply best practices when sentencing hate crime perpetrators.

Faculty:

  • Judge Peggy Kuo – Magistrate Judge
  • Judge Trina Thompson Superior Court Judge in the Alameda County Rene C. Davidson Court.
  • David Barkey, Esq. – National Religious Freedom Counsel, Anti-Defamation League’s National Religious Freedom portfolio
  • Michael German – fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty & National Security Program
  • John Yang – president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice

This webinar is co-sponsored by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Judicial Council and supported by the State Justice Institute (SJI). This webinar may be eligible for Continuing Legal and Judicial Education (CLE/CJE) credits under most state boards/bars/commissions.

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Unfortunately, the past is prologue for the present. The American Jewish community experienced the highest level of antisemitic violence in 2019 since tracking began according to the Anti-Defamation League. In 2020, 44 transgender people were killed in the United States. With the arrival of COVID-19 and the political rhetoric of our time, violent hate crimes have been on the rise across America, with escalated attacks on Asian Americans. During this webinar, our panel of judges and experts will provide an overview of hate crimes, including how to recognize hate symbols, discuss current trends in hate crimes, analyze the effectiveness of hate crime statutes, discuss best practices in sentencing hate crimes, and review the anti-lynching legislation that passed the House of Representatives in 2020.

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