Indiana will remain one of five states without a hate crimes law after the Senate Republican caucus opted not to take a vote on the bill this session.
Debate on a hate crimes bill was emotional and, at times, heated Tuesday as a Senate committee kicked off conversation on the issue.
Proponents of establishing a hate crimes law expressed optimism during a Statehouse rally Tuesday that this could be their year.
Some Bloomington activists are reviving an organization originally established 20 years ago.
Indiana is one of only five states without a hate crimes law.
Bloomington saw 13 hate incidents from July 2016 to Aug. 25 of this year.
Groups worry hate crimes are underreported in the state, and call for hate crimes legislation.
Gov. Eric Holcomb called events in Charlottesville – in which a woman was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of counter protesters – “sickening.”
In the wake of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend, join us Tuesday for a live show on the state of hatred and racism in America.
A trial is set to begin Tuesday morning for the man charged in an attack on a foreign exchange student in Nashville last February.