Hate Crime bill fails to pass S.C. Senate
South Carolina is just one of two states that does not have a hate crime on the books
Columbia, SC (WOLO) — South Carolina remains one of just two states without a hate crime law.
The Clementa Pinckney hate crime bill failed to pass the senate this session.
The bill which was named after a pastor and state Senator that was killed by a white supremacist in the Mother Emanuel AME Church shooting in 2015, would add criminal charges to offences proven to be motivated by hate.
Those include a victim’s race, religion, sexual orientation or other traits.