Criminal Law

New Measure Would Increase the List of Hate Crime-Eligible Charges in New York State

New legislation unveiled Monday would increase the list of hate crime-eligible charges in New York state from 66 to 97.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who proposed the Hate Crimes Modernization Act along with several elected officials and community leaders, said it would enhance criminal charges and certain sentences.

A record high of 650 hate crimes were reported in New York City last year, and the new measure comes amid a recent surge in hate crimes linked to the ongoing war in the Middle East.

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