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Violent Clashes Erupt at 'Unite the Right' Rally in Charlottesville

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Virginia Attorney General Michael Herring is cracking down on hate crimes in Virginia. This is in response to the new FBI data showing a jump in hate crimes in the commonwealth. AG Herring is pushing bills where he wants to be able to prosecute hate crimes and restrict gun rights for those convicted of a hate crime. Herring tried but was unsuccessful in pushing bills in the past, but he thinks it will be different this time.

View the Full text of Virginia Attorney Michael Herring’s news release.