House will vote to classify lynching as federal hate crime

House will vote to classify lynching as federal hate crime

The House will vote next week on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime. The bill has been introduced by Rep. Bobby Rush. The bill is named for Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African American boy who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955.

Nomad
Nomad
porcus
porcus 2 months

This is such bullshit. Why do we need to make murder into a hate crime?!? How much of a need is there for this retarded legislation?

Herbie Goes Bananas
Herbie Goes Bananas 2 months

There go the House Dems virtue signaling. Is it still a hate crime if one linches a heterosexual white cis male billionaire?

Pocky
Pocky 2 months

Hate crimes shouldn't exist. The motivation for a crime should not affect the sentencing. Unless it is a mitigating circumstance.

Seekster
Seekster 2 months

Lynching is typically murder. It is already illegal. Just enforce the laws that are on the books.

Scott in FLorida
Scott in FLorida 2 months

I say the congress needs to be lynched for destroying the Constitution and trying to overturn an election with their shampeachment

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 2 months

I have an intense dislike of the idea of hate crimes. A lynching is a crime. As someone who could potentially find myself attacked (based on sexuality, though it's generally not obvious unless I tell someone), I could theoretically be a considered to be subject to a hate crime. I would rather it just be assault, since that would be the actual crime.

Bennington
Bennington 2 months

this just in: murder is now illegal

Rocky
Rocky 2 months

My initial reaction is to get upset then I remembered I don't want the Dems to pass any real legislation anyway.

Jason
Jason 2 months

No need to church it up. dirt is dirt. It is either murder, or attempted murder.

Gradient Flow
Gradient Flow 2 months

It appears that lynching is not illegal on a federal level. There have been several attempts in history to make it so, but the most recent bill died in the House after being introduced by the Senate in 2018. https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s3178/summary It was reintroduced again in 2019, passed the Senate again and is currently in the House. https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/s488 (Keep in mind who has held the House during this entire time)

EnervatedSociety
EnervatedSociety 2 months

Virtue Signaling, plain and simple.

Craig
Craig 2 months

and this vote took place in 1965 with the civil rights act??? no? isn't lynching considered THE hate crime??

Dan
Dan 2 months

Does lynch mob mentality also come under those guidlines of hate crime? If so, the prisons would be packed.

Blank Stairs
Blank Stairs 2 months

The last actual lyncing happened in 1981. That's 39 years ago! I realize that some of the current House members were in there 50's in 1981, but do we really need to reenact laws 50 years after is necessary? Not to mention, the Senate passed the same law back in December 2018. That'd make it a Trump Senate, if you're counting.

SomeGuyWhoDoesThings
SomeGuyWhoDoesThings 2 months

Hate crime laws need to be done away with. Crime is crime and if somebody was murdered by a mob of assholes 65 years ago we don’t need new laws now because we can, just like back then, simply try them all for MURDER. It’s not laws being changed that stops hate, it’s people and ideas being challenged, debated, and reasoned with that ends racism. This bill doesn’t have any positive effects and is simple virtue signaling! The Dems need to stop with the bullshit and start looking to pass actual effective legislation for real issues if they want to remain in any kind of power...

Justin
Justin 2 months

Wasn't it already a federal hate crime? What took so long to designate it as a hate crime? Very odd...

Michael Mantion
Michael Mantion 2 months

what about the white people who are lynched?

Adam Marceau
Adam Marceau 2 months

the 1950s called it wants it domestic policy back

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 2 months

I suspect to only intent for the House to pass this bill is so they can use it as a minority talking point in the 2020 election as the bill sits untouched by the Senate.

IIZard
IIZard 2 months

1955 who cares

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