FBI Weighs Whether to Pursue Federal Hate Crime Charges Against White Men Who Killed White Man
The case of a white man who apparently was killed for hanging out with black friends in October has raised questions about whether a hate crime was committed.
In a report about the case, the Southern Poverty Law Center asks whether a hate crime was committed when three white men fatally stabbed 24-year-old Michael Luke Darby in Louisiana for hanging out with black friends.
Also asking the question is the FBI, which is trying to determined whether agents should pursue federal hate crime charges.
Two brothers have been arrested and charged in the incident.
“There’s no doubt this was a racial crime, and there’s no reason why my son should have been murdered because of his friendships,” the victim’s father, Jerry Darby, said. “My son was loved by everybody, and never caused nobody any trouble.”
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