Senate Passes Anti-Lynching Bill (With Jussie's Help)
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Senate Passes Bill That Makes Lynching a Federal Crime

Monique Judge
Friday 10:16am

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would make lynching a federal crime.

The bill, which was introduced in June by Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), had previously passed in the Senate in December, but did not pass in the GOP-majority House before the end of the 115th Congress. The Hill reports that the bill passed Thursday with a voice vote.

While discussing the bill, Booker cited the recent reported attack in Chicago against actor Jussie Smollett of Empire fame and said that “lynching is not a relic of the past.”

iSteve commenter lbound1 explains:

Lynching is definitely the # 1 crime threat facing our nation. So very good news. I’m hoping Congress passes a new horse thieving and cattle rustling bill as well. We need relief on that front and badly. Also a bill against Irish draft riots might be useful.

And like how we need a federal law against selling liquor to reservation Indians.

Oh, wait, that actually still is a problem.

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