Undercounting hate: FBI will not report its hate crime numbers again this year as required by law | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Undercounting hate: FBI will not report its hate crime numbers again this year as required by law

A federal indictment charged four people with a variety of crimes from forced labor to attempted sex trafficking to hate crimes – that designation because prosecutors said the abuses happened because of the woman’s disability.

Despite the horrific allegations and hate crime charge in that case, it doesn’t show up in federal hate crime data. Neither do dozens of others investigated by the FBI and publicized by the Department of Justice, InvestigateTV has found.

In its failure to report, the FBI is breaking the Uniform Federal Crime Reporting Act of 1988. The law allows local and state agencies to voluntarily report hate crime data to the FBI’s system. But as InvestigateTV reported in February, the law requires all federal agencies, including the FBI, to report.

“If they’re not [reporting], I will land on them like a ton of bricks,” Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, the senior-most member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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