I understand what you're saying, that if it's a public school where a very large percentage of people are from one faith community, you can have an issue. I do understand that, but at the same time, you'll have a huge number of crimes that will be labelled as hate crimes. I guess the question is, do you believe that's really necessary? Again, I understand, and I'm not minimizing an act of vandalism or mischief against a public school. If I were to try to limit it to say that if it were a building, property, or location owned, leased, rented, or occupied by one of the groups listed, it should be subject to protections? Would that not be sufficient?
On February 23rd, 2017. See this statement in context.