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La Mesa rejects hate-free resolution

Title: La Mesa rejects hate-free resolution
Date: Thursday, 14 May 2009
Publisher: East County Magazine (San Diego, California)
Author: Miriam Raftery
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May 14, 2009 (La Mesa)—La Mesa’s City Council voted unanimously to table a “Hate Free” resolution proposed by a coalition of 52 community groups countywide at a meeting Tuesday following heated and divisive public testimony. (For text of the resolution and details, see our previous article at said the measure was needed to reduce hate crimes by addressing “hate-motivated behavior” and promoting tolerance in the community. Opponents argued that it could restrict free speech and religious expression. Supporters of the ... [Read the rest at]