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Department of Justice's Role in Investigating and Prosecuting Hate Crimes [September 17, 2019]   [open pdf - 595KB]

From the Document: "In the aftermath of the shooting at an El Paso, TX, Walmart, where the shooter told authorities that he was targeting 'Mexicans' and an online post attributed to him decried the 'Hispanic invasion of Texas,' the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has opened an investigation into whether the shooting was a hate crime, and the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas has stated that federal hate crime charges might be brought against the shooter. This and other similar incidents have raised questions about how the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigates and prosecutes hate crimes."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11312
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2019-09-17
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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