The Department of Justice has moved to implement compliance with anti-hate laws at the US Congress.
U.S. Attorney Merrick Garland on Thursday called on the Department of Justice to increase funding for state and federal government to support the investigation and investigation of hate crimes, and ordered prosecutors to advance criminal and civil cases.
In a letter to staff from the Department of Justice, Garland said the Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta has provided a person to co-operate and act as a “safe haven” by working with prosecutors, law enforcement and civil society groups to ensure adequate investigative and criminal investigations. of hatred.
“Hate crimes and other acts of discrimination cause fear throughout the region and undermine the very foundations of our democracy,” Garland said in a statement.
“All the people in this country must live a life free from fear that they will be persecuted or tortured because of where they come from, how they look, who they love, or how they worship.”
Garland’s memo comes at a time when Asian Americans have been experiencing an increase in threats and racism since the outbreak of the coronavirus, when then President Donald Trump began blaming China for the virus.
Earlier this month, President Joe Biden signing into law the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which directs the Department of Justice to appoint an employee to expedite the review of cases of violence reported to the police.
The new law seeks to address the rise of hatred of crime during the epidemic it went beyond the US Congress.
In March, Garland announced the launch of a 30-day review to find ways the department can test cases of hate crimes and find out more.
Thursday’s Memo meets the legal requirements, as well as some assumptions from the review.
The Garland Conference on Thursday also appoints an official who will work to expedite the review of violent cases and call on the U.S. Attorneys’ offices to appoint local prosecutors to be human rights officers.
“Hate does not always lead to hate crimes, but such hateful acts continue to wreak havoc on our communities. State laws sometimes provide assistance if government laws hate it, “Garland wrote.
Many Americans of all races and ethnicities believe that discrimination increased more last year against Asian Americans, who were tortured after being accused of the coronavirus epidemic.
A survey from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 60% of Americans say that discrimination among Asian Americans has increased compared to the previous year.
Nearly half of Americans believe that Native Americans face “extreme discrimination” or “serious” discrimination in the US today, according to a survey published on May 26.
The survey also shows that 6 out of 10 Americans said that racism in the US is the biggest “or” most serious problem. And many Asians and Americans say they feel insecure in public because of their race.
The AP-NORC survey of 1,842 adults was conducted on April 29-May 3 and had negative limitations for all respondents with a plus or minus 3.2 percent.