Georgia high court tosses hate crimes law

by on October 25th, 2004

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously threw out the state’s hate crimes law Monday, calling it over-broad and “unconstitutionally vague.”

The four-year-old law calls for stiffer criminal penalties for crimes in which a victim was chosen because of “any bias or prejudice.”

The 7-0 ruling came in the case of a man and woman convicted of an assault on two black men in Atlanta’s Little Five Points neighborhood.

Etalkinghead Staff