Dissecting The Complex Hate Crime Law Debate
Although the federal government and 45 states have some form of hate crime laws, opposing the laws on principle has become popular in certain circles.By Steven Sparkman | June 23, 2015
"To the extent South Carolina doesn't have hate crime legislation, we need to have that," South Carolina State Sen. Marlon Kimpson told CNN.
"There's something wrong there. People see that it's a hate crime, yet there's no law," MSNBC political analyst Eugene Robinson said.
Although 45 out of 50 states have hate crime laws on the books and there's a push to pass hate-crime bills in South Carolina, the laws are still controversial.