Monday, December 29, 2014

Kansas Senator David Haley calls for hate crime law


KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- Kansas Sen. David Haley is calling for the Kansas Legislature to pass a hate-crime law for the State of Kansas.

Haley told KMBZ that last year's shootings at two Jewish facilities in Johnson County has drummed up some interest in passing a Kansas hate-crime bill.

"There were many people from across Kansas who responded, saying to them that we shouldn't have to call upon the department of justice and the federal hate crime statute," Haley told KMBZ.

If enacted, a state hate-crime bill would call for longer prison sentences depending on the crime.