The culmination of months of hard work and research came to a head Tuesday for a group of Billings West High students as they began setting up a museum exhibit they created on hate speech and hate crimes in Billings.
Beau Linnell, a junior at West High, didn’t realize just how much he’d learn about hate crimes in Billings when he started a class project earlier this year looking at the impact of the town’s stand against such crimes 20 years ago.
None of them was born yet when it happened, but a group of West High students will play an important role in the celebration of a historic stand against hate crimes in Billings 20 years ago.
LIVINGSTON — A Livingston man is charged with a hate crime after prosecutors say he directed racial insults at a Hispanic man, attacked him and then struck him with a vehicle.
Hate crimes can happen to anyone, and people should know how to handle them, said Lance Jones, director of campus security and judicial affairs at Casper College.
The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Protection Act has finally passed Congress. As one of many religious leaders in America who has worked for passage of this bill over the years, I am very pleased that we as a nation will move to say no to hate whenever it rears its ugly head.