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Wed Oct 16, 2019, 10:13 PM

Speaker at DOJ hate crimes event directly rebukes Attorney General William Barr

Source: ABC News

In a ceremony at the Department of Justice on Wednesday marking the 10th anniversary of a landmark anti-hate crime law, a speaker read off a letter that directly targeted Attorney General William Barr, accusing him of "hypocrisy" related to the department's stance on legal protections for transgender people.

Appearing as a representative for the family of Matthew Shepard, a gay student who was murdered in Wyoming in October 1998, Cynthia Deitle read a letter from the family excoriating Barr for not "disagreeing with the administration" and what they described as its promotion of hate. The law is named after Shepard and James Byrd, who also was murdered in a hate crime.

"We find it interesting and hypocritical that he would invite us to this event commemorating a hate crime law named after our son and Mr. Byrd, while, at the same time, asking the Supreme Court to allow the legalized firing of transgender employees," said Deitle, who serves as the programs and operations director of the foundation named after Shepard. "Mr. Barr, you cannot have it both ways. If you believe that employers should have the right to terminate transgender employees, just because they are transgender, then you believe they are lesser than and not worthy of protection."

Deitle continued: "If so, you need not invite us to future events at the Department of Justice that are billed as celebrating the law that protects these same individuals from hate crimes. Either you believe in equality for all or you don't. We do not honor our son by kowtowing to hypocrisy."

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Hekate Oct 17 #1
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cstanleytech Oct 17 #3
SkyDaddy7 Oct 17 #4
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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 02:25 AM

1. KnR

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 02:38 AM

2. Barr is scum.

That is all.

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Response to B Stieg (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 02:41 AM

3. "Barr is scum." That's a bald face lie!!!

Scum is actually a few billion years higher up on the evolutionary ladder than Barr.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:38 AM

4. +1,000,000,000,000...nt.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:38 AM

5. Brave lady, speaking truth to power

The tide is turning.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:52 AM

6. Tell it like it is. Speaking truth to power.

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