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Justice Department and Department of Health and Human Services Release Guidance on Awareness of Hate Crimes during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Justice Department and Department of Health and Human Services Release Guidance on Awareness of Hate Crimes during the COVID-19 Pandemic


Addressing hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland
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Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks on Verdict in Hate Crimes Trial for Killing of Ahmaud Arbery

“The defendants’ actions—and the racism that fueled them—have inflicted enduring trauma on Mr. Arbery’s family, his friends, his community and communities across the nation,” AG Garland said.

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What is a hate crime?

What is a hate crime?

In the simplest terms, a hate crime must include both “hate” and a "crime."


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Combating hate crimes is one of the Department of Justice’s highest priorities. In this effort to
fight bias and hate, the DOJ created this website as a centralized portal for all its hate
crimes resources for law enforcement, media, researchers, victims, advocacy groups,
and other interested organizations and individuals. Use these resources to learn more about
hate crimes, encourage hate crime reporting, and make America safer for all.

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