Wow, I didn’t know this

Published November 10, 2017 by Nan Mykel

From Daily Kos 11/10/17:   A second-degree intimidation based on bigotry or bias, is a class D felony that carries a potential sentence of 1 to 5 years in prison. The intimidation law states:

A person is guilty of intimidation based on bigotry or bias in the second degree when such person maliciously, and with specific intent to intimidate or harass another person because of the actual or perceived race, religion, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression of such other person, does any of the following: (1) Causes physical contact with such other person, (2) damages, destroys or defaces any real or personal property of such other person, or (3) threatens, by word or act, to do an act described in subdivision (1) or (2) of this subsection, if there is reasonable cause to believe that an act described in subdivision (1) or (2) of this subsection will occur.

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