Monday, May 14, 2018

Civil Rights Commission Holds Hate Crimes Briefing

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights last Friday held a public briefing titled "In the Name of Hate: Examining the Federal Government’s Role in Responding to Hate Crimes." The briefing's scope was described (Meeting Notice) (List of Panelists) in part as follows:
The Commission will examine best practices for local law enforcement on collecting and reporting data, and the role of the Education and Justice Departments in prosecution and prevention of these heinous acts. Commissioners will hear from local law enforcement and federal government officials, experts, academics, advocates, and survivors of hate.
Video of the day-long briefing is available online: (Morning Session; Afternoon Session; Public Comment). [Thanks to Michael Lieberman for the lead.]