3 Black Senators Want to Make Lynching a Federal Hate Crime

Three black senators—Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Tim Scott—introduced a bill called the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018, which proposes a law to make lynching a federal hate crime.

Booker, alongside Harris (California) and Scott (South Carolina), are the only three black senators out of the 100 in the United States. In order to pass the bill, they will need the support of 60 senators through a voice vote. So far the bill has been co-sponsored by Bernie Sanders, Angus King, and 15 more Democratic senators.

“It’s a travesty that despite repeated attempts to do so, Congress still hasn’t put anti-lynching legislation on the books,” said Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey. “This bill will right historical wrongs by acknowledging our country’s stained past and codifying into law our commitment to abolishing this shameful practice.”

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44 thoughts on “3 Black Senators Want to Make Lynching a Federal Hate Crime

  1. just so happens these two were friends with the infamous fake lyncher jussie smollett.. i guess that's just a coincidence. their tweets being coordinated shortly after the fake crime took place must have been coincidences too.

  2. Why don't these Black SOB's just say their not going to do a damn thing for Black people. Nobody isn't Lynching Black people anymore this is how fare removed these Black politicians are from Black people's struggles

  3. I've read a few comments in here sighting recent examples of lynching, but my original thought still holds true. Its simply not really a problem now, I'm sure if black person was lynched it would go down as a hate crime anyway. This is just one more example of how dumbocrats (I spell that right?) Have nothing to bring to the table, they waist time with pointless legislation like this, and criticize the many good things coming from the right…. In short if you vote for a Dumbocrat , then yes, it is spelled right.

  4. Wait… are you telling me i could fucking drag my neighbours out of their houses, torture them and hang them from tree's AND IT WOULD BE FUCKING LEGAL!?!!!! WHAT THE FUCK AMERICA?!

  5. So still NOTHING for black ppl directly. Smh nothing that furthers black ppl directly financially nor the shooting and beating by law enforcement. 👏👏👏👏👏 this is a PLAY don't be played brothers n sistas

  6. Gee.. I didn't know Lynching was legal?..
    /end sarcasm

    wtf kind of stupid ass story is this, murder is a crime than can get you 20 to life, what exactly is the point of making lynching a "hate" crime?.. Murder isn't bad enough?..

  7. What a waste of time. Corey Booker is as corrupt as they come and he's trying to get clout by making flowery legislation that doesn't actually help anyone.

  8. I mean everybody now has a right to fair trial so why do we need this how about a bullet to the head act for the scum that taxpayers pay a Harvard education for so they can sit in jail for the rest of their lives

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