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Sheriff: Teen's racist videos show SC needs hate crime law


August 9, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff said Thursday that the state needs a hate crime law after his deputies couldn't initially charge a 16-year-old Catholic school student who made videos using racial slurs and shooting a box that he said represented black people.

The teen was charged four days later with making student threats after a third video surfaced of him threatening to shoot people at the Cardinal Newman School in Columbia, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said.

"It's an absolute shame this state does not have a law against hate crimes," Lott said. "Our legislators hav...

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