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House Passes Anti-Lynching Bill After 120 Years of Failure
I didn’t realize lynching was still a problem
You know what’s even longer overdue? A bill prohibiting Canaanite-style infant sacrifice. Never again!
Lynching is murder isn't it and that is illegal so it is not like someone couldn't get prosecuted for it. I get that it is largely symbolic but it is still needed. I wonder if they will pass a bill outlawing burning at the stake next?
At least Congress is doing something.
burning at the stake being held onto for the likes of Schiff, Pelosi, et al......would make for one hell of a trump rally......
I get that this is a symbolic national statement against the murders of one race against the other 50+ years ago. But I don't believe a politician ever does something without ulterior motives. Is this softening sentiment for reparations as the focus of the 2024 election? Or is it more inflammation of something from the past that we should be allowed to move on from?
I am not against Congress passing this law. I want to know why now?
I suspect a reaction to the increases in hate group participation and activities over the last few years is one driving factor.
We still have a form of them, i.e., immediate deadly force against a suspect from a marginalized group, under color of law. But this is nonetheless important. Bryan Stevenson has done great work and Councilman Luis Viera and Rep. Fentress Driskell (sp?) Have been working on local markers.
Lynchings in US by year:
Lynching Statistics by Year
How many lynching in the US in the last 10 years???
None since 1964 I think.
the link above only went to 1968. I tried to google it and found nothing in recent history...
None I am aware of.
But hate group membership, activity and crimes have increased significantly over the last three years.
Could explain various reactions to hate group activity, including this one.
Exactly. There have been a number of cases that in a sense are modern day lynchings, if looked at from how racist hate groups spawned the actions of a single person. So while not technically a lynching as defined by mob killing, the underlying elements are there. Maybe think of it as lone wolf lynchings similar to how there are lone wolf terrorist incidents.
And I would go farther
Cool, I was just curious if there was an actual increase in lynching that had escaped me.
Good to see congress spending time on something that hasn't happened in of 40-50 years.
Maybe next they will tackle an issue that actually affects people today.
They tried in real time, but it was blocked. Most infamously by SC Senator "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman, whose honoring statue remains in the center of The Clemson campus. Tillman even roughly admitted to participating.
And of course we still have the phenomenon through different means, defended contemporaneously just as vociferously
Or they are sending a bill to criminalize on a federal level something that hasn't happened in 40 years to try to get Trump to not sign it and beat him over the head with it....
I'm sure Trump will refuse to sign it. He'll say it's the Democrats trying to cause a panic. It's bad enough that they're trying to scare people with the coronavirus, which is just kind of a real bad cold. (Remember, a concussion is just a bad headache.) Now they're trying to make people afraid of being lynched.
Its always all about him. I do find it telling that you believe Trump might not sign a bill that passed unanimously in the Senate with a Republican co-sponsor and 401-4 in the House. But by all means, let's fail to pass something with that kind of Congressional support, the rare bill that McConnell did not block, because it might look bad for him. It's always about him. There is no larger issue other than how things look for him