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Hate crimes are on the rise − but the narrow legal definition makes it hard to charge and convict

Jeannine Bell, Loyola University Chicago With hate crimes, context is everything, and events outside of the United States – like the war between Israel and Hamas – can have far-reaching and potentially tragic consequences. Vermont police arrested a man in Burlington on Nov. 27, 2023, for allegedly shooting three 20-year-old Palestinian American men, seriously wounding them. …