Thursday, November 8, 2012
Maria Pabon Lopez (Loyola University New Orleans College of Law) has posted An Essay Examining the Murder of Luis Ramírez and the Emergence of Hate Crimes Against Latino Immigrants in the United States (44 Arizona State Law Journal 155 (2012)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
This essay discusses the brutal killing of Luis Ramírez, the state court trial that failed to produce a homicide conviction against the defendants, and the federal civil rights case brought against two of the assailants. Other recent hate crimes again Latinos and the trends such crimes contribute to are examined in the context of federal hate crime laws and the appropriateness of using such laws to address hate crimes perpetrated against Latino immigrants.