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Byline: Luke Seemann TRIBUNE REPORTER
In her 18 years as a human-rights activist and advocate for Hispanics, Mary Molina Mescall has come to expect threatening or hateful letters to arrive at her place of work.
But she can't forget the letters that came to her home a few years ago.
"They scared me," she said. "I was concerned for my children."
In the end, she said, the sentiments expressed in the letters made her more determined that the state needs a hate-crimes law.
Mescall was one of the federal, state and local activists who gathered Monday to call on Gov. Gary Johnson to put a hate-crimes bill on the agenda of the 1998 …