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Even after 100 years, town debates what to do with memories of lynching

...And so the century-old case stays alive.The ADL is marking the anniversary with a push for Georgia to pass a hate-crime law. . The Georgia Historical Society is bringing Oney to Marietta to talk about the case.And on August 16, Lebow will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-09/even-after-100-years-town-deb
Man accused in Charleston church shooting indicted on dozens of federal charges, including hate crimes

...and the type of attack that their hate-crime statutes are designed to cover.Because South Carolina has no state hate-crime law, federal charges were needed to adequately deal with a defendant who "decided to seek out and murder African-Americans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-22/man-accused-charleston-church-shoot
Not guilty plea for Charleston church shooting suspect; he wants opposite, lawyer says

...manuscript in which he decried integration and used racial slurs to refer to blacks.Because South Carolina has no state hate-crimes law, federal charges were needed to adequately address a motive that prosecutors believe was unquestionably rooted in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-31/not-guilty-plea-charleston-c
Hate-crime laws redundant

Why do minority groups want a redundant law just for them?

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-10-22/hate-crime-laws-redundan
Across the region

...reversed itself and rehired him.Woman honored for hate-crime law workGREENVILLE, S.C. --- The mother of a gay...Kennedy has pushed for South Carolina to adopt a hate crimes law because police say her son's attacker punched him...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-01-15/across-region
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2 Marines arrested in attack on gay man in Savannah

...his suspected attackers was enough."It leaves me wondering why Georgia is one of five states that doesn't have a hate crime law on the state level," he said.Metro police spokeswoman Gena Moore said the incident is being monitored by her department's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-06-13/2-marines-arrested-beating-g
Attack on reservist may spur new hate crime law

...daughter could renew the call for a hate crime law in Georgia. The state is one of five without a hate crime law on the books after the Georgia...Matthew Shepard in 1998. State hate crime laws vary widely. Mr. Nigut said he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/20/met_548813.shtml
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GBI boss wants hate-crime law

...legislators Thursday to enact a hate-crime law as a way to curb retaliation...studying whether Georgia needs a hate-crime law that such a statute would reduce...General Assembly enacted its own hate-crime law in 2000, though lawmakers didn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/21/met_144541.shtml
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Bill on hate crimes clears committee

ATLANTA - A push to reinstitute Georgia's hate crimes law cleared a Senate committee Tuesday, marking the latest chapter in the legislation's rocky eight-year history. The Senate's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/03/14/met_120271.shtml
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House cans hate-crimes bill

ATLANTA - The state House denied a Senate effort Monday to revive Georgia's defunct hate-crimes law in a lightning-quick vote that caught most lawmakers off guard. The measure by Sen. Vincent Fort, D-Atlanta, had passed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/28/met_74177.shtml
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