WhereaS, we believe in humanity and rely upon the framework of human progress, slow and sound, unequivocal and firm and through example and mutual exchange of concepts, we understand, recognize and appreciate the dignity, worth, and potential of every individual; and 

WhereaS, we exert our united efforts to uphold the rights guaranteed to every individual by our state and national laws and to assure justice and equal treatment under these laws; and  

WhereaS, we oppose any violent demonstrations or other acts that threaten the physical and spiritual welfare of individuals or institutions; and 

WhereaS, the Federal Hate Crimes Act was enacted to criminalize offenses and impose harsher punishments based on race, national origin, sex, religion and disabilities; and 

WhereaS, on April 22, 2006 in Houston, Texas, a 17 year old Hispanic male was brutally beaten, stripped, burned with cigarettes, sodomized with a plastic pope and left for dead by two neo-Nazi skinheads; and 

WhereaS, the young Hispanic victim remains hospitalized and is in severe and serious condition;  

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the LULAC National Assembly does hereby support amending the Federal Hate Crimes Act to include the following: 

  1. Imposition of the charge for acts committed on private property.

  2. Creation of a Hate Crimes Registry which will allow all Hate Crime offenses to be tracked and reported to the community, with access to find and verify Hate Crime offenders in the United States.

  3. Tracking of Hate Crime Groups by all federal enforcement agencies.

BE IT Further RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be sent to the United States Congress in support of enacting legislation that amends the Federal Hate Crimes Statute to include the above items.


Adopted this 1st day of July 2006.

Rosa Rosales
LULAC National President

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