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Shan Wu offers insight to national news outlets on hate crime prosecution - Shanlon Wu

Shan Wu offers insight to national news outlets on hate crime prosecution

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[Warning: this article discusses racial and sexual violence against Asian-Americans, including both historical instances of violence and the recent Atlanta shootings which occurred ]   As a former federal prosecutor and a frequent political commentator on racial justice in the law, Shan Wu has been contacted by a number of news agencies in the past several weeks to comment on the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in the United States since the beginning of the pandemic. Read on for a summary of what Shan has to say, and links to all of his most recent appearances. Hate Crimes The federal standards for a hate crime are simply that the crime was motivated by prejudice against race, gender, sexual orientation, or another protected status. Most states have their own hate crime statutes with similar language. Amidst the recent rise in violence against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, many activists have called for...
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