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Arkansas Gov. Calls for Tough Hate Crimes Law

GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants lawmakers to approve harsher penalties for crimes targeting people because of their race, ethnicity or religion. Pressure for new legislation is also mounting in Georgia and South Carolina, two other states without hate crimes laws.

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Federal Hate Crime Prosecutions ‘Falling’: Report

Nearly 2,000 hate crimes have been referred to U.S. attorneys since 2009, but just 15 percent have resulted in prosecutions, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. So far, in 2019, just 17 cases—of 99 referrals under the five hate crime statutes on federal books—have been prosecuted.