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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

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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.

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Keywords: hate crimes, Latinos, immigrants, immigration, Matthew Shepard Act

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Date posted: October 29, 2012  

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Lopez, Maria Pabon, An Essay Examining the Murder of Luis Ramírez and the Emergence of Hate Crimes Against Latino Immigrants in the United States (October 1, 2012). 44 Arizona State Law Journal 155 (2012); Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Research Paper No. 2012-20. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2155243

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Maria Pabon Lopez (Contact Author)
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ( email )
7214 St Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

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