Hate Crime Crack Down In DC

DC Attorney General Seeks Authority to Crack Down on Hate Crimes

(Washington, DC) — In an effort to crack down on hate crimes in Washington, the DC attorney general is seeking the authority to enforce the city’s anti-bias laws. DC Deputy Attorney General Toni Jackson testified in favor of a bill to allow DC’s attorney general to crack down on hate crimes yesterday before the DC Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety. She said their office is concerned the US Attorney’s Office for DC is failing to adequately pursue hate crimes. Committee chairman Charles Allen asked for more clarity on the bill, which he says is too vague.