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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Homophobic Crime Cases Falter

According to a British study, homophobic-based hate crimes are hard to prosecute because the victims often refuse to testify.  "In the first full set of figures for homophobic crime released by the Crown Prosecution Services, officials admit that it is a “concern” that victims feel uncomfortable taking crime complaints through to prosecution.  They are calling for more action to be taken to reduce the “gap” between prosecution for hate crimes and other crimes." Story . . . [Mark Godsey]

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