Puerto Rico Introduces New Guidelines for Hate Crimes

Dec 28, 2012 Full story: KVOR-AM Colorado Springs 7

At least 18 members of Puerto Rico's LGBT community were murdered in 2010 and 2011 alone.

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david traversa

Buenos Aires, Argentina

#1 Dec 28, 2012
No wonder so many have left for the mainland.. For what can you expect from a country with a corrupt police-force and a lax judicial system? Not that they stand alone in that respect..

Since: Mar 09

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#2 Dec 28, 2012
I think it should be a dated ultimatum: "Statehood or total independence. CHOOSE! You have 5 years to make up your minds."

Since: Jan 12

Port Richey, FL

#3 Dec 29, 2012
snyper wrote:
I think it should be a dated ultimatum: "Statehood or total independence. CHOOSE! You have 5 years to make up your minds."
Puerto Rico has partitioned statehood many times conservatives turns have turned them down because Puerto Rico will not make English there primary language

Since: Mar 09

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#4 Dec 29, 2012
disaster in the making wrote:
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Puerto Rico has partitioned statehood many times conservatives turns have turned them down because Puerto Rico will not make English there primary language
That isn't true.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#5 Dec 29, 2012
disaster in the making wrote:
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Puerto Rico has partitioned statehood many times conservatives turns have turned them down because Puerto Rico will not make English there primary language
In the recent November 6 election 61 percent of Puerto Rico's voters voted for Statehood
http://www.prstatehood.com/home/index.asp

Since: Jan 12

Port Richey, FL

#6 Dec 30, 2012
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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In the recent November 6 election 61 percent of Puerto Rico's voters voted for Statehood
http://www.prstatehood.com/home/index.asp
well DUH its not Puerto Rico that is blocking it, Its our own congress

Since: Mar 09

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#7 Dec 30, 2012
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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In the recent November 6 election 61 percent of Puerto Rico's voters voted for Statehood
http://www.prstatehood.com/home/index.asp
That's not really accurate. That percentage doesn't account for the structure of the ballot questions, for the numbers of voters who left some of the questions blank.

So that's 61% of what, exactly?

It is NOT Congress blocking the process, though it certainly is playing all codependent on Puerto Rico's internal BS.

I say,"5 yrs boys n girls!. In five years you will either be a State of the Union, or you will be your own Sovereign Nation. PERIOD."

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