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House makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till


Sixty five years after fourteen year old Emmett till was lynched in Mississippi the house approved a bill designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law the chair of the congressional black caucus Karen bass says make no mistake about it lynching is terrorism lynchings were advertised in newspapers as recreational events that families would attend they would have picnics while they watch brutal murders take place this bill was introduced by Illinois Democrat Bobby rush who says the country is still being confronted with the same violent racism and hatred that took the life of Emmett till and others no white supremacist rally in showing me okay the union well in a racially motivated mass shooting and some chances Russia is the bill will belatedly achieve justice for tail and more than four thousand other lynching victims and Donahue Washington

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