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