State, national leaders meet in Milwaukee to address civil rights, hate crimes

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MILWAUKEE -- State and national leaders held a public meeting in Milwaukee Monday, August 29th to address civil rights and hate crimes.

The Wisconsin Advisory Committee met with the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights on Monday afternoon -- complete with academic and community panels.

They discussed the formation and activity of hate groups and the effectiveness of hate crime laws in the state.

Wisconsin Advisory Committee met with the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights in Milwaukee

The US Commission of Civil Rights meets with boards in every state in hopes of creating a better tomorrow for everyone.

"It's not just enough to look at something that's criminal conduct motivated by bias but ultimately, how do we evolve from that? How do we learn from that? How do we change that dynamic?" Martin Castro with the US Commission on Civil Rights.

Wisconsin Advisory Committee met with the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights in Milwaukee

The state committee will issue their findings and recommendations in a full report to the commission after they've heard all testimonies.

2 comments

  • Opinion8d

    Aren’t most crimes committed due to some sort of bias? Biased based on what makes someone an easy target, someone that looks weak, or maybe just because someone looked at someone else funny.

  • confused

    I should have went because I have questions but maybe someone did and can help me out.1) Does black on white (mugging, shooting, stabbing, car jacking, etc) count as a hate crime as it does when the same things are white on black? 2) Is it truly a civil rights violation or profiling for newscasts to report the entire description of suspects? 3)Is it truly profiling or civil rights violation if you are stopped because you FIT the description (didn’t do it) but get caught with a bag of weed or stolen gun/property and arrested on those charges? Thanks to anyone who can help me out.

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