FBI Report: 2019 Was a Great Year for Racist Murderers
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By Michael Harriot, theRoot.com
While Donald Trump has repeatedly taken credit for rises in the stock market, Black employment and administration officials who didn’t die from the coronavirus, newly released hate crime data also shows steady growth in the white supremacist murder industry, which has been booming under his leadership.
On Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released its annual Hate Crime Statistics report, which compiles law enforcement data from bias-motivated crimes. Before applauding Attorney General William Barr for publishing this information, if the 1990 Hate Crime Statistics Act didn’t require the Justice Department to release this report every year, the DOJ’s report would probably issue a summary on the activities of antifa, Black Lives Matter and people who mail in their presidential election ballots.
The FBI reports that 2019’s hate crime activities rose to 7,319, a three percent hike above the previous year. While this increase might not seem significant, a closer examination of the statistics reveals that a stunning uptick among the worst hate crimes, including assault and murders.
In 2019, law enforcement agencies documented the highest number of hate-related deaths since the FBI began reporting the data. The 51 cases of murder and non-negligent manslaughter more than doubled the 24 recorded last year—which was the highest on record. The vast majority of the murders (40) were committed by whites and 57.6 percent of hate-crime victims were targeted because of the offenders’ bias against race, ethnicity or ancestry.
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