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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

20 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2012  

Maria Pabon Lopez

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Date Written: October 1, 2012

Abstract

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.

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

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2155243

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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