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Bakersfield Man Guilty of Hate Crime

December 13, 2016

A federal jury has found Justin Whittington, 25, of Bakersfield, guilty of federal hate crimes for firing a shotgun at a Latino man, while yelling racist slurs. In this three minute Briefing Room Video, United States Attorney Talbert discusses the facts of this noteworthy case, as well as his commitment, and that of the Department of Justice, to prosecuting those who commit hate crimes to the fullest extent of the law.

Updated December 14, 2016