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Advocacy Groups: Crimes and Jeff Sessions

advocacy groups: Officials have long lamented a lack of solid data on the problem, according to Globe and Mail. But Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the group his department remains committed to investigating and prosecuting such offences as part of his larger priority of helping cities fight violence. The report comes as the Justice Department officials gathered with advocacy groups and experts on Thursday to discuss hate crimes, including ways to better document them. Hate crimes are violent crimes, Sessions told the group. The report released Thursday is based on a survey of households and is one of several studies that aim to quantify hate crimes. No person should have to fear being violently attacked because of who they are, what they believe or how they worship. ( As reported in the news.