Paddock to hold public input session on hate crimes tonight

(Darrin Wright/1190 WOWO 107.5 FM)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Fort Wayne City Councilman Geoff Paddock is looking for your input on hate crimes legislation in Indiana.

The 5th district Democrat will be holding a public input meeting tonight in Room 30 at Citizens Square to gauge public support on a proposed City Council resolution urging the Indiana General Assembly to finally join 45 other states that have an explicit hate crimes law on the books:

“Indiana is one of only 5 states that does not have a hate crimes law on its books, and Governor Eric Holcomb has indicated he would like to see legislation passed during the next session,” Paddock says. “I think it is important the citizens of Fort Wayne support this effort. I am also contacting my colleagues on City Council to see if we can get the necessary votes to pass a resolution urging the General Assembly to act on Governor Holcomb’s request,” Paddock said.

The meeting, which starts at 5:30pm, is expected to last 90 minutes and is open to the public.

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