Many more Marylanders would be eligible for hate crime protections under a bill gaining speed in the General Assembly.Unilateral disarmament against vicious criminal hobos? Madness! Only one man can save us . . .
The House of Delegates approved adding extra penalties Friday night for violent crimes against victims singled out because of age, gender, disability or because the person is homeless.
The statute already covers victims attacked because of race, religion, national origin or sexual orientation. (Emphasis added.)