What’s a Hate Crime? Data ‘Incredibly Out of Whack’

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Stanley Vernon Majors was a neighbor from hell in Tulsa, harassing the Arab family who lived next to him, ramming his car into a family member and killing another last Friday, McClatchy Newspapers reports. Among Arab and Muslim Americans, the case immediately was viewed as a hate crime. Experts say it may not be prosecuted that way. Hate crime laws can be prohibitively difficult to use, narrow as . . .

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