We had no idea that Indiana is one of 5 states that does not protect it's citizens or police officers against hate crimes. But, sadly, it is!

According to the Indianapolis Star, on Monday (Feb. 27), the the bill failed to even make it to Congress for a vote. Republican Sen. Sue Glick of LaGrange stated that there wasn’t enough support to move her bill forward.

The bill, in all but five other states, allows judges to deliver tougher sentences for crimes motivated by race, religion, sex, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation. Police officers would also have been included as a protected group.

Other states without a Hate Crime Law include South Carolina, Arkansas, Wyoming and Georgia.


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