Report Finds U.S. Hate Crimes Laws Inconsistent, Lack Sufficient Impact
the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released Wednesday found hate crime laws are often inconsistent across the U.S. The study, in partnership with 16 civil rights groups, also found that hate crimes vary widely in their responses to these types of crimes.“At a time of rising hate violence, we need to re-examine and expand our responses. Hate crime laws serve a necessary purpose, but they are inconsistent, sometimes flawed, and can even harm the very communities they are meant to serve,” Ineke Mushovic, executive director of MAP, said in a press release.