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H.R. 6086: To amend section 249 of title 18, United States Code, to specify lynching as a hate crime act.

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About the bill

Lynching is extrajudicial murder usually committed by a group of people or a mob, consisting of hanging somebody by a noose or beating someone to death. It’s considered among the most gruesome ways to murder someone. Lynching is primarily associated with whites committing the act against black people in the post-Civil War south.

More than 4,000 black people were lynched between 1877 and 1950. The white perpetrators, if they faced criminal charges at all, were usually acquitted.

What the bill does

The Senate’s three African-American senators, across ...

Sponsor and status

Bobby Rush

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Introduced:

Jun 13, 2018

Status:

Introduced on Jun 13, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 13, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jun 13, 2018
 
Introduced

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H.R. 6086 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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