Uncovering Hate Crimes in America

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Combatting Hate Crimes

Attorney General Eric Holder said the U.S. Justice Department is continuing its investigation into whether civil or hate crime charges will be brought against George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Black teen, last February. Keep reading for a closer look at how federal law defines hate crimes and steps the department has taken to combat them. Britt Middleton

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