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Hate Crimes Enhancements In Miami, FL Assault And Battery Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Four men will face harsher penalties than would normally apply in an assault and battery case after they were accused of committing hate crimes in a South Beach, FL attack. According to a May 10, 2018 article in the Miami Herald, the attack occurred at the annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade. Witnesses and… Read More »

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No Hate Crimes Charges In Boca Raton, FL Student Fight

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is taking a closer look at a physical altercation involving high school students in Boca Raton, FL, especially after a video of the fight went viral on various social media sites. A December 22, 2017 report in the Palm Beach Post indicates that officials are continuing their investigation,… Read More »

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Florida Push To Add Political Affiliation As Hate Crime

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

If a new bill proposed by state representative passes, there will be another offense added to the list of hate crimes in Florida: Acts of violence based upon political affiliation. According to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, the law is a response to a series of violent incidents across the US in recent months. State law… Read More »

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“Blue Lives Matter”: Should Police Officers Be Included as a Protected Class under Florida’s Hate Crime Law

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In the wake of the Dallas shootings of police officers during a demonstration, Florida lawmakers are reviewing their hate crime legislation and drafting proposals in hopes to expand hate crime legislation to include police officers and firefighters. The bills, known as “Blue Lives Matter”, will most likely be submitted for the 2017 Legislative session… Read More »

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Florida’s Hate Crimes Act

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In the last few months, the limelight has shifted to focusing in on discrimination issues on various levels. With the brutal attack on two gay men in Philadelphia last year and within the last few days, the brutal murder of three Muslims who were allegedly killed for their religion, these types of differences have… Read More »

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