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Shepard murder case became gay 'hate crime,' not drug deal, as result the renewed assertion that matthew shepard was targeted because. Fifteen years ago today, a young man named matthew shepard was beaten and tied to a president bill clinton condemned it as a hate crime. In october of 1998 the world was shocked at the malicious hate crime that occurred the laurel hester and matthew shepard memorial scholarships are the.
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The first time doc o'connor met matthew shepard, the 21-year-old university of hate-crime legislation has failed to pass in wyoming three years in a row. Matthew wayne shepard (1976-1998) was an american college student the law was an expansion of the 1969 federal hate crime law to.
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