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Attorney General Garland Presents New Initiatives to Combat Hate Crimes – NBC10 Philadelphia

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday announced new initiatives to combat hate crimes, days after 10 black people were killed in Mass shooting of buffaloes which the authorities described as “racially motivated violent extremism”.

Garland unveiled the plan at an event marking the first anniversary of President Joe Biden’s signing of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which includes provisions of the Khalid Jabari-Heather Heyer Law on Waiver of Hate to raise awareness of such crimes and train law enforcement. Legislation was passed to help combat the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans during the pandemic.

Among the initiatives of the Ministry of Justice are a plan to team up with the Ministry of Health and Social Services to create new recommendations to raise awareness of hate crimes, appoint a staff coordinator of language access at the agency and $ 10 million in grants to help communities resist as well. also increase information about such crimes to the FBI.

The announcement was planned the day before shooting on Saturday at the Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York, where 10 black people were killed by a white gunman.

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