Florida lawmakers propose bill to increase penalties for hate crimes

A group of lawmakers wants to come down harder on people who commit hate crimes. This follows an increase in anti-semitic acts across Florida. We’ve seen them in Southwest Florida. Anti-Semitic flyers appeared in neighborhoods, and a rabbi was targeted with vandalism. State representatives want to make sure the rise in Anti-Semitic acts comes to an end and that everyone knows these will not be tolerated nor taken lightly. “We’ve seen Jewish moms and their kids walking to school being harassed and taunted and threatened just for walking to school. We’ve seen stories of news from hateful

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