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F.B.I. Asks Missourians to Report Hate Crimes

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out ... He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.

(St. Louis) U.S. Attorney Sayler Fleming and F.B.I. St. Louis Special Agent in Charge Richard Quinn want to educate the public on the definition of a federal hate crime and encourage those with information about those crimes to report them.

A federal hate crime is a violent act motivated by bias towards a person’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office and F.B.I. urge Missourians to report all incidents where a federal hate crime may have occurred.

People with information about a possible federal hate crime are encouraged to contact the F.B.I. in St. Louis at 314-589-2500.

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