Rachel Glickhouse of ProPublica on the problems with police tracking of hate crimes (12/5/19)

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According to a recent ProPublica article by Rachel Glickhouse, the number of police precincts across the US reporting hate crimes to the FBI fell slightly in 2018. With just 13 percent of the responding precincts admitting to any hate crimes in 2018 and Alabama and Wyoming claiming zero hate crimes over that same period, either a radical moral transformation has taken place nationally or something is seriously wrong with the data reporting. In this installment of Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI, we discuss Rachel’s article “Police Don’t Do a Good Job Tracking Hate Crimes. A New Report Calls on Congress to Take Action.” and examine the ramifications for Americans intended to be protected by such laws.

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