North Carolina House Democrats believe the state needs to do more to address a rise in hate crimes in recent years.
FBI data shows a 75% increase in hate crimes in the state between 2018 and 2020, with crimes against Black people nearly doubled, though not all police agencies contribute to the data.
At a press conference Tuesday, Democrats in the General Assembly highlighted the trend, which they said also involves an increase in crimes against Jewish, Asian, Muslim, disabled, and LGBTQ residents in North Carolina and beyond.
“Hate crimes are on the rise nationwide. North Carolina has reported a drastic increase in hate crimes and hate crime activity,” said Rep. Nasif Majeed, a third-term Mecklenburg County Democrat and Air Force veteran. “It’s disgraceful the Republican majority has not brought a hate crimes bill to the floor for a vote. Our North Carolina Republican legislators need to step up.”TCS story on increase […]
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