.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
News

Hate Crimes Explained At Forum

mark_vargo_aug_2016.jpg
Victoria Wicks file photo
/

Reports of hate crimes to the FBI have gone up over the past two years. But what constitutes a hate crime is frequently misunderstood. If the intent behind a crime can be proven to be hatred of a victim for certain characteristics, that's a hate crime. But not all hateful actions are crimes.

At a recent forum in Rapid City, criminal justice officials came together to discuss hate crimes and take questions from local residents.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.

seiler__randy_0.jpg
Credit US Attorney's Office
U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler

Related Content