Most Hate Crime Charges in NYC Get Dropped Before Conviction

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Article Source: The City

Attendees applaud after New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced actions to combat hate crimes, at her office in New York City on November 22, 2022 - Timothy A. Clary/ AFP via Getty Images
  • According to data from the NY Division of Criminal Justice Services, only 15 percent of hate crime arrests between 2015 and 202 resulted in a hate crime conviction.
  • According to Brooklyn District attorney, Eric Gonzales, the low conviction rate is due to the challenge of proving a defendant’s motivation.
  • A hate crime conviction lengthens the range of potential sentencing by several years. Read More

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