WASHINGTON, D.C., August 28, 2012, ( – Washington, D.C., is one of many localities that includes a “hate crimes” law, which says additional consequences will be imposed if a criminal targets a person for one of many reasons, including the “political affiliation of a victim.”

Why then are the capital’s police not investigating the Family Research Center shooting as a hate crime?

That’s the question Maggie Gallagher asks in her most recent syndicated column.

FRC shooter Floyd Corkins II – a homosexual activist from Herndon, Virginia – reportedly shouted, “I don’t like your politics” as he opened fire inside the headquarters of the Family Research Center, wounding Leo Johnson. Yet there is no word D.C. police intend to punish someone of Corkins’ political orientation.


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Gallagher wrote she had a personal reason for raising the question. “The FRC shooting came a week after a package addressed to me personally showed up in the National Organization for Marriage offices filled with feces and hate and used condoms,” she wrote. “The police LGBT hate crimes division was called to the scene… and told the cops not to investigate it as a hate crime.”

Gallagher asked if the unit’s unusual intervention in a case that did not victimize homosexuals or lesbians influenced the decision.

“In at least two instances, to my direct knowledge, a crime directed at a person or organization who opposes gay marriage was not investigated by D.C. cops as a bias crime,” she wrote. “A nasty package is a minor event. A shooter who intended mass murder is deadly serious. Together they make up a pattern.”
Gallagher is far from the only conservative seeing a trend in law enforcement turning a blind eye to infractions against conservatives and traditionalists.

Andrea Lafferty said FBI agents told her Corkins planned to attack the D.C. offices of her group, the Traditional Values Coalition, if he escaped the first shooting.

After contacting Eric Holder’s offices at the Justice Department, she was directed to a U.S. Attorney’s office, where she was “blown off.”

Barack Obama and his appointed officials “ignore the concerns of Christians,” Lafferty told “We have a government that does not believe they need to protect us.”

“There is not equality with this Justice Department and this administration,” she said.