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Hate Crime v Domestic Terrorism 101 Spicy Files

In depth legal terminology.


In the coming days you will hear/see a lot of Cable News pundits using vernacular such as: hate crime, domestic terrorist/terrorism. The short answer is these two terms are not interchangeable nor should they be conflated. At all relevant times I will embed original data sources, as with standard practice I will primarily pull data from the DOJ, FBI, DHS, Congress and GPO (for federal statutes) and Congressional Reports.
The easiest way to explain a Federal Hate Crime - generally speaking itís predicated by hatred and/or bigotry based on race, religion or sexual orientation.
Iíve taken the liberty of placing them in chronological order, starting with the first Federal Hate Crime statute, which President Lyndon Johnson signed into law in 1967. Itís colloquially known as the Civil Rights Act. Accordingly the following statues:
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