28 Sep CNN: Asian American lawmakers want DOJ to speed up action on hate crimes law
Two Democratic lawmakers are urging the Justice Department to swiftly implement a federal law aimed at countering the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a letter sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Rep. Grace Meng of New York highlighted provisions of the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act that are “critical to its effectiveness” and said the agency should pay attention to them.
“Full implementation of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act will help stem the tide against further violence,” they said in the letter on Monday. Read more