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Editorial: Pass the Stop HATE Act

Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y., talks with an aide during a House Appropriations Committee mark up of the FY 2019 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill in Rayburn Building on May 17, 2018.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 7, 2019

U.S. legislators are introducing the Stop Harmful and Abusive Telecommunications Expression (HATE) Act of 2019 to Congress to learn more about how people spread hate online, which is a good first step toward preventing further shootings.

Opinion | Smollett case overshadows truth of hate crimes

Chicago Police Department mugshot of Jussie Smollett.

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist

March 7, 2019

Smollett’s publicity stunt is disrespectful to those who have had to face such violent discrimination, and this case is not worthy of the headlines and publicity that encompass it.

FBI explores the roots of hate crimes at Lawrenceville meeting

Brad Orsini, director of Jewish Community Security at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and ex-FBI employee of 28 years, shows a bag of birdseed with a packet of KKK propaganda inside. The birdseed is used so they can throw them from vehicles onto the street without them blowing away.

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

January 29, 2019

“We’ve seen a really disturbing trend in Pittsburgh in the last 6 months with hate-related incidents,” Dave Breingan, the executive director of Lawrenceville United, said.

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