An Essay Examining the Murder of Luis Ramírez and the Emergence of Hate Crimes Against Latino Immigrants in the United States
Maria Pabon Lopez
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
October 1, 2012
44 Arizona State Law Journal 155 (2012)
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Research Paper No. 2012-20
This essay discusses the brutal killing of Luis Ramírez, the state court trial that failed to produce a homicide conviction against the defendants, and the federal civil rights case brought against two of the assailants. Other recent hate crimes again Latinos and the trends such crimes contribute to are examined in the context of federal hate crime laws and the appropriateness of using such laws to address hate crimes perpetrated against Latino immigrants.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: hate crimes, Latinos, immigrants, immigration, Matthew Shepard Act
Date posted: October 29, 2012
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