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A year after Riverton shooting, views vary on need for hate crime law

 


It’s been just over a year since Ron Clyde murdered Stallone Trosper and critically injured James “Sonny” Goggles when he shot them at a Riverton, Wyo., detox center.

Both victims were Native American. Many people believed the shooting was racially motivated, yet Clyde wasn’t charged with a hate crime — because Wyoming didn’t have a hate crime law.

A year later the state still doesn’t, something Democratic candidates in Fremont County hope to change if elected. Their Republican opponents say such legislation isn’t a priority.

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/a-year-after-riverton-shooting-views-vary-on-need-for/article_214f7784-ab82-552e-807e-846bfcaaf1c4.html

 

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