Andy Beshear wants change made to Kentucky hate crime law


OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – Kentucky Attorney General, and candidate for governor, Andy Beshear is calling for changes to the commonwealth’s hate crime laws.

He said state prosecutors should be allowed to charge someone with a hate crime before it goes to trial.

Kentucky law currently allows a judge to decide if a person found guilty committed a hate crime during sentencing.

Beshear also said people must stand up to hate and report hate crimes to law enforcement when they see them.

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(This story was originally published on August 5, 2019)

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