State Rep's Report
February 2, 2022
According to the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), a hate crime is a “crime motivated by bias against race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability. Hate crimes have a broader effect than most other kinds of crime. Hate crime victims include not only the crime’s immediate target but also others like them. Hate crimes affect families, communities, and at times, the entire nation.”
Hate crimes are heinous acts of crime committed with a bias against the individual because of factors beyond the victim’s control. The USDOJ re...