The U.S. President Joe Biden signed the Law against Lynching named after Emmett Till.
The U.S. President Joe Biden signed the first federal the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act, which qualifies the Lynch trial as a “hate crime.”
This law will make it possible to punish, as guilty in the Lynch court, criminals who committed a hate crime that resulted in serious injuries, injuries or death.
The law is named after Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American who was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955. The white-only jury refused to admit the guilt of two white men who later confessed to Till’s murder. This tragedy has attracted considerable attention as an example of cruel and unfair treatment of black citizens of the United States.
One of the authors of the law was Senator Kamala Harris, who became the first vice president of the United States with black and Asian ancestors. At the signing ceremony of the law, she said: “Lynching is not a thing of the past. Racial acts of terror continue to occur in our country. And if they happen, we must show the courage to call them that and bring the perpetrators to justice.”