Sunday, August 11, 2019

Hate crimes escalating in the US

Reported hate crimes in America rose 17 percent last year, the third consecutive year that such crimes increased, according to newly released FBI data that showed an even larger increase in anti-Semitic attacks.
Law enforcement agencies reported that 7,175 hate crimes occurred in 2017, up from 6,121 in 2016. That increase was fueled in part by more police departments reporting hate crime data to the FBI, but overall there is still a large number of departments that report no hate crimes to the federal database.
Could this increase in hate crimes be due to President Trump's rhetoric, his support of White Supremecy, and the silence of the Republican congresspeople and Senators?

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