Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed the 2017 Department of Justice Hate Crimes Summit in Washington Thursday.
The meeting of law enforcement and DOJ officials came after the release Wednesday of a comprehensive report on hate crime victimization from 2004 to 2015.
“No person should have to fear being attack because of who they are, what they believe, or how they worship,” the attorney general told the room after an introduction from recently confirmed Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand.
“So I pledge to you, as long as I’m attorney general of this Department of Justice, we will continue to protect the civil rights of all American, and we will not tolerate the targeting of any community in our country,” Sessions continued.
The speech touted the creation of a subcommittee to address hate crimes in America:
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