Hate crime enforcement by private attorney civil action
, December 2002
Hate crime offenses are enforced by criminal prosecutions. In the absence of or in addition to criminal prosecutions, the Illinois Hate Crime Statute (720 ILCS 5/12-7.1) authorizes private civil actions brought by the victim.
Hate (thought?) crimes
, August 1999
Clarence Darrow said: "There is no such crime as a crime of thought; there are only crimes of action."
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