Emmett Till bill making lynching a federal crime passes House

The Emmett Till bill to make lynching a federal hate crime passed the House.

26.2.2020

JUST IN: The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passes the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, voting 410-4. The bill makes lynching a hate crime under federal law, the first time in U.S. history.

The Emmett Till bill to make lynching a federal hate crime passed the House.

AP, FILEA bill to make lynching a hate crime under federal law passed the House on Wednesday, making it the first attempt since 1900 poised to successfully make its way through Congress.The legislature is titled the Emmett Till Anti-lynching Act, an ode to Till, a 14-year-old African American boy who was kidnapped, beaten and lynched in 1955 after he was accused of whistling at a white woman.

The vote was 410-4. The members who voted against were Independent Rep. Justin Amash and Republican Reps. Louie Gohmert, Thomas Massie and Ted Yoho.An undated photo shows Emmett Louis Till, whose body was found in the Tallahatchie River near the Delta community of Money, Miss., Aug. 31, 1955.

An undated photo shows Emmett Louis Till, whose body was found in the Tallahatchie River near the Delta community of Money, Miss., Aug. 31, 1955.AP, FILERep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., who introduced the bill in January 2019, said it will finally outlaw"an American evil."

"Today, we send a strong message that violence -- and race-based violence, in particular -- has no place in America," Rush said in a statement.He spoke about his decision to name the bill after Till, saying the boy was from his district in Chicago and that the now-iconic image of him in his casket"created an indelible imprint on my brain, on my spirit."

MORE: Illinois college student charged with hate crime for placing noose on campus: Police"It made me conscious of the risk, the trepidation of being a black man in America," Rush said at a press conference.The bill describes lynching as an act willfully done by a collection of people who assemble with the intent to commit violence on another human and then cause that person's death, according to a copy of the bill.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., center, is flanked by Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., left, and Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, during a news conference to discuss the "Emmett Till Antilynching Act" which would designate lynching as a hate crime under federal law, on Capitol Hill, Feb. 26, 2020.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., center, is flanked by Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., left, and Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, during a news conference to discuss the "Emmett Till Antilynching Act" which would designate lynching as a hate crime under federal law, on Capitol Hill, Feb. 26, 2020.

J. Scott Applewhite/APHouse Majority Leader Steny Hoyer classified lynching as"the premeditated, extrajudicial killing by a mob or group of people to instill fear."

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“The members who voted against were Independent Rep. Justin Amash and Republican Reps. Louie Gohmert, Thomas Massie and Ted Yoho.” But why did they vote against it? These four got some explaining to do. It’s the beginning, but the other side of this story is the 4 nay votes. Who tf were the 4? How many YEARS later. 🤬

The lynching is STILL on going. The pictures I see is Black Boys adopted and TURNED into GIRLS.POTUS VP Is this the first time congress has passed a bill against lynching? How long has this taken? so congress is wasting it's time passing a bill for a crime that hasn't happened since the 60's. Great use of tax dollars. 'Merica

Murder wasn't bad enough right? So now you will get life in prison AND an additional couple years for the hate crime portion of this. Pandering at its finest. Can white people be lynched too? How do we determine lynching exactly because ALL folks should be equal under the law 4 who voted AGAINST AntiLynchingBill: GOP Reps LouieGohmert, ThomasMassie & TedYoho Newly declared Independent JustinAmash Amash, Massie & Yoho came in on the same TeaParty wave as NEOCONFEDERATE RandPaul. Gross Gohmert has been reelected 7 times by Texas District 1.

Read the quotes from the politicians. They are pretending that this law changed something and that lynching is NOW illegal. My family is blocking all of ABC because of this:

Congress makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Emmett TillCongress previously failed to pass anti-lynching legislation nearly 200 times, starting with a bill introduced in 1900 by North Carolina Rep. George Henry White, the only black member of Congress at the time. What’s a Trump supporter supposed to do on a Saturday night now?!? What's f'd up about this is that it actually has to be a law. I mean are there laws against lynching people other than POC? Think about that! ❤️

Who the hell voted no They literally passed a law that's already Law. Of all the problems that need fixing this don’t seem to be at the top of the list The fact that people opposed this bill is despicable. Bout 20 years too late🇺🇸 🙄 Who are the 4 sorry sacks of shit that voted against it? You mean it wasn’t already concerned to be as a “Hate Crime” What else could it be concerned as?SMDH! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

Better late than never I guess Who the fuck were the 4? This won’t stop what is coming to the political traitors! It will never pass in the Senate!

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NIGGA WHO WERE THE 4 THAT SAID NO 💀 This should have been a 100% yes vote. Who are the 4 that voted no? No one has been lynched since 1981 by a democrat Klan member The real question is who are the 4 representatives that voted against this bill? Fear mongering, why would this be on the house floor now? Totally irrelevant, meant to scare people and give feds very loosely defined legal overreach

You Know.The hate that this young man endured..these haters tore his body apart like a chicken,his mother's nightmare led to an open casket for everyone to see.These Vile Pukes are still out there even today.Sadly! This bill should've passed 50 years ago! Who were the 4 holdouts? Glad we wasted time deciding that murder is a crime and if you do it based on race it's still a crime.

Pretty sure that any murder is a hate crime. People dont kill each other because they like each other. What about a fake lynching? Who are the 4 that opposed

Congress makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Emmett TillCongress previously failed to pass anti-lynching legislation nearly 200 times, starting with a bill introduced in 1900 by North Carolina Rep. George Henry White, the only black member of Congress at the time. What’s a Trump supporter supposed to do on a Saturday night now?!? What's f'd up about this is that it actually has to be a law. I mean are there laws against lynching people other than POC? Think about that! ❤️

Democrats wasting more time and money. Nobody has been lynched in America since 1981. We have more pressing issues. Just pure stupidity. DemocratsAreDestroyingAmerica LiberalismIsAMentalDisorder Trump2020Landslide SouthernCameroons needs your HELP to fight against Back to Black recolonisation by dictator Biya of French Republic of Cameroon. Please organise a UN Referendum to resolve the Anglophone crisis and safe Anglophone civilians lives against Francophones CameroonMilitary ACTION!

It’s kind of obvious isn’t it? I’m totally surprised Matt Gaetz votes for this Welcome to 2020! Amash? What the heck? This shouldn't have a unanimous vote. Completely meaningless virtue signaling bullshit. it's ALREADY ILLEGAL to murder people no matter how you do it. Wait, was lynching legal before? All this time I could've been lynching my enemies smh

Does this mean JS is in a bigger pot of hot water than he was before? Does it even apply to him?

America has a 'gruesome' history of lynching, but it's not a federal crime. A House vote could change thatThe House is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a bipartisan bill that would make lynching a federal crime, a move supporters say is long overdue. Making a crime a crime? Because murder is already illegal, regardless of the method. The fact that it is 2020 and we dont already have this as a federal law says everything you need to know about America. Being Donald John Trump should be a crime...

Virtue-signaling So is it a hate crime if a White person is lynched or just blacks Who were the 4 who voted against? Thank you! In other news....those cowfolks aren’t allowed to rustle cattle no more! Is lynching myself a hate crime. I am not surprised this was not unanimous. Who are the 4?

House to take historic vote to make lynching a federal crimeLawmakers will take a historic vote on Wednesday when the House of Representatives takes up legislation to make lynching a federal crime. As with all things on the woke left, this is utterly pointless.... Take a vote WTF!! This law should be passed with no questions asked! This is what they waste their time with. Maybe make it a federal crime to bomb brown people overseas

Wow, now I can sleep......... ‼️😂 It is a no brainer to pass this bill. It does look like it is 60 years too late, don’t believe there where any lynchings in 60 years and I don’t see it deterring any one from contemplating lynchings in the future. Good gesture but a waste of time, nothing more pressing?

We still need to be told this is a hate crime? Progress has been made in the last 60 yrs has it not? Why not the love your neighbor no matter what color bill? Let me guess. Blocked by GOP Senate Who were the 4? And what was their thought process? People can’t just all vote for a great piece of legislation can they. So glad this passed the House.

Is it still a hate crime if the victim is white? About time! Way to go HouseDemocrats HouseGOP [They] don't hide it. How has this NOT already been a federal hate crime? Isn’t this how the Jussie Smollet hoax started. Harris and Booker needed to pass an anti lynching bill which is actually already illegal because it’s murder I’m pretty sure you get more time for murder than you do for a hate crime

House paves the way for historic anti-lynching bill to head to president’s deskThe House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday making lynching a federal crime — paving the way for it to head to the president’s desk after more than 100 years of hundreds of failed attempts. Trump said “we can’t hang black people no more?What about my MAGA agenda? Didn't know that was an execution method used in any state. Why is it brought to everyone attention? Did the Senate pass the bill?

Thank you RepBobbyRush for introducing the Emmett Till Antilynching Bill in the House. Your persistence and steadfastness gives me hope in these “so-called” turbulent times. The last time there was a lynching was in 1981. There are so many more important issues today to deal with in Congress. replouiegohmert What the heck is wrong with you? Wait don’t answer that I already know. Thanks for embarrassing Texas....AGAIN!

No offense, but why when I’m in u.s history learning this stuff it for some reason is mentioned on the news the next few days lol Who were the 4? When was the last time someone was lynched? Why wasn’t this passed in 1910? Did we need a bill to say that? Yeah good news but who lynches in 2020? Now they should do an anti-murdering bill. Just in case people don't know it's illegal to murder.

Ate you kidding? Who was the moron that decided this in 2020 Who are the 4 who voted against this?! What a minute, who are the four pro-lynching votes? How was this not already a hate crime!!!!! Lynching? How many dexades has this bill been on the table 😂😂😂 Now do Corona Virus funding I’m shocked, SHOCKED, that Rep Louie G would vote against an anti-lynching Bill. He’s always come across as so sane and stable until now.

Wasn't that what the Jussie Smollett hoax was for ? Lets ask Kamala Harris and Corey Booker about this ? Which members didn't vote on this at all or voted present? I just want to know who the 4 who voted against this are. They are the ones who support white supremacy/inferiority. They should be shamed for life and tossed into the 9th level of Hell.

Fuck me. Just when I thought I couldn't be more disgusted with republican America. Insane that this even needed to be done in 2020. People actually voted against this. I hope no POC ever votes for the GOP ever again. Disgusting. So lynching illegal JUST now why are people getting mad about this law this is a no brainer

Now I want people to really think about this. The year is 2020 and you mean to tell me it Took this long for to have anti lynching Bill. Think of all the hate crimes bill that were passed before this one and tell me if death mean anything 2020. Embarrassing that it took so long. Hey democrats wanted justinamash and he voted NO. enjoy him because we don't want him back. He truly is where he belongs in the party of SLAVERY.

LYNCHING IS MURDER! WHO ARE THE 4 PEOPLE? CRAZY However, killing people for political gain is still legal. Just ask Jeffrey Epstein (ClintonBodyCount). Better keep an eye on Harvey Weinstein’s cell!👁 Thoughts and feelings, even hate, are not crimes. Taking care of our people! Way to go!

Who are the 4? It's already a federal crime. Meaning a person condemned will most likely face life in prison. Now, do we really have to make this a hate crime? I never knew someone getting lynched by a friend so to speak. I'm pretty sure all crimes done to African Americans in America are crime So who wants to take a guess on how long it will take senatemajldr to bury it in the SenateGOP

What a waste of time. WOW!! So they can agree on something! P.S. Congress has a 9% approval rate... They continue to prove why And the senate and trump will not pass. Lynching hadn't been a problem since Democrats gave it up. Lynching wasn’t a hate crime before!!

I'm sure there are lynching occurring every day all across America. What is this, like 130 years late. This is just a political stunt to make people seem like good folks. Americans of all colors & creeds are being lynched every day by the corrupt financial services sector. Who were the 4!!!! How does one vote against an anti lynching bill? Did David Duke suddenly get elected to The House or did MoscowMitch sit on another bull?

Lol, virtue signaling. I didn't know lynching was such a serious problem 4 people in our government said no. let that sink in. shameful. Huh? Lynching in 2020? Jussie Smollett must be thrilled 65 years later. Another bill with no purpose other than to fellate black ethnonarcissists

Who were the 4 douchebags to vote against ?!? I think its an appropriate gesture by Congress during black history month to acknowledge the horrible wrongs perpetrated by this form of terrorism. A country seeking redemption for institutional acts of racism and slavery should take appropriate measures to facilitate healing!

You'd think that the whole murder thing would be enough... it's almost like this is crass and contemptuous pollution of the judicial system for political grandstanding? If someone I love is murdered because they were being robbed, why should their killer receive a lesser sentence than if he did it because of the color of my loved one’s skin? It is the ACT that should determine punishment, not the underlying motives.

Happy Black History Month 🥴 You are useless for emmett...? for emmett till? you guys are only 60 years late. Who the hell are the 4 who voted against? Sad thing. Its 2020 and finally it's a hate crime under federal law. This should have been adopted with the civil rights laws in 1965.

Steve king must be one of the four racist. This should have been done MANY years ago! That poor boy DemoKKKrats, you were always the perpetrators of this terror technique, along with their cross burnings. When’s da last time there’s been a lynching. Makes no difference it seems Breaking: It was already illegal.

I did not realize that Lynchings still occurred. Better late than never I guess,,,, Oh brother. Good work guys, important legislation, yah not really. Sorry, this doesn't apply to military tribunals! Nice try though.

What a complete waste of tax payers money. Lots of lynchings going on? Who voted against it? Oh my. More stirring up of hate BLKLiberation84 Good now you need the Law for protection against the deads. Who the fuck are the 4 who voted against it? Uh, we need to know who those four losers were. This is great news!!!

Amash? Well, that's weird. Trying to crawl back under his rock? It wasn’t already?

K. The fact people are saying this is an unnecessary law have a strange worldview. Joe the Black Eagle was part of this And the only four not to vote in favor of the bill: Independent Rep. Justin Amash and Republican Reps. Louie Gohmert, Thomas Massie and Ted Yoho. Maybe Amash should return to the GOP. Arngrim The members who voted against were Independent Rep. Justin Amash and Republican Reps. Louie Gohmert, Thomas Massie and Ted Yoho.

Of course Republicans voted against it. You mean to tell me it wasn’t already 😐 Lynch mob will conspire to create another form of killing that the laws of the US of A omitted. Feels like the law is a giant swiss 🧀 Who the hell are the 4 people that voted against it! 🤔 Sorry who were the four?

Wow what is this 1907 Seriously, who are the 4 voting against? Who are the 4 that voted against it I can’t believe this had to be voted on....it’s a no brainer....hmmm. Lynching! Now even MORE illegal! It has always been against the law. Murder is against the law. Murder is typically a hate crime. Why this?

Seriously this is what our Congress is doing? Do we have to have a bill for this That’s why their approval rating is next to nothing!! justinamash, this is embarrassingly shameful. CosmicLifeOfMe What worries me is acknowledging the need for this in advance of DT's possible second term A Florida House Representative voted that lynching......yes, lynching, is NOT a hate crime. WHO IN THE FUCK IS VOTING FOR THESE PEOPLE? 😳🤷🏼‍♂️☹️😞

You mean like Democrats try to do to Trump all the time? Republicans tried on numerous occasions to bring anti-lynching legislation to vote back in the 1920s, repeatedly blocked by Democrats. In 2005, the Senate formally apologized for its failure to enact this (Dyer Bill) and other anti-lynching bills 'when action was most needed.”

You’d think this law would have been on the books 50 yrs ago. What prompted Congress to think of this now? Who are the four who voted against this?! newschannelnine So my question is when was the last lynching done in American history? was it... really not a crime already They just now doing this? Smh So many lives saved. Good job Congress

So when are they going to arrest the woman who orchestrated his murder? ArrestCarolynBryant Great! The House passed, 410-4, a version of the antilynching legislation, introduced by Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California and passed on a voice vote in the Senate a year ago. The House bill is identical except the title: “Emmett Till Antilynching Act.”

Who would vote against this? Uummmm, who are the 4? Seriously? 65 fucking years too fucking late !! It’s a useless bill already a crime! a big one. Who are the 4 descenting votes? That is a very significant piece of legislation and use of tax payer $. The last lynching was in 1981 and one killer was executed the other is service life. I guess now we can execute them twice .

And you had to wait until 2020 to vote this act ? 😤 That word can been for any color or any 2 things Man, I thought it already was a hate crime!

Because a crime is always much worse when you hate someone, right? They're more dead if you hate them than if it's just a 'regular' crime, right? LunaticLeft LiberalismIsAMentalDisease CrimeIsCrime HateCrimesAreFake Wowww 100s of years later Not surprised a Republican would vote against this but why Amash? Disappointing we can't even agree on this.

Hope the presidents signs it. We know how he truly feels about POC RacistInChief Who the hell voted against this?! Who didn’t vote for that? And why? I’d like an explanation please. Where it will die in the Senate because MoscowMitch doesn't do a darn thing unless Putin tugs at his leash. Lynching? It's 2020 and never read about 1. Democrats waste time on stupid stuff. We have laws dimwits.

About fuc$ing time!!!!

Is this only in one direction.... like racism? It took only a mere 65 years to right this wrong. Yes, we are a great nation that stands up for all it citizens. MakeAmericaGreatAgain Only here... BTW, to the 4 who voted no... God help you. Weird this is a focus...but also weird this wasn't already a law? So many things and this is not high on that list in 2020....but then again...why wasn't it handled in the 1950's or 60's?

Someone best tell about the Bill. Jesus! How many years after the fact?!? Politics My understanding is that Emmett was not lynched. He was beaten and shot. And possibly burned. Who are the 4? Who are the 4 losers 4 human beings voted against the bill I think we should all be allowed to know who that is.

Democrats are a waste of oxygen. I don’t understand. Who is still being lynched in Beyoncé’s 2020? Also, Can We please focus on issues that affect a majority of people today. Idk...maybe like healthcare or mass shootings Those voted against it is very telling but not very shocking Nearly 7 decades later smh should’ve been done 100 years ago but hey...smh

Took long enough We already have laws against murder. Why is this needed? Isnt this the bill that was made after the Jussie hoax? So, now if you make shit up you can have a bill passed for you? 😂 I guess murder wasn’t a hate crime until now. Who the heck were the 4 that voted against this?

We already have laws against this but yeah, make it seem as if you are doing anything useful for the country. And they wonder why bills sit and collect dust on senatemajldr desk. smdh Nay votes were from Amash, Gohmert, Massie, and Yoho Find something that is NEWS Long overdue Is this another bill MoscowMitch will sit on?

Nonsense like this should be docked from their pay.. The 4 no votes: Rep. Louie Gohmert, (R–TX); Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI); Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY); and Rep. Ted Yoho (R–FL). Lynching scheme... Because murder doesn’t carry a heavy enough of a sentence? What’s the point of this besides virtue signaling?

So brave. This helps my community in no way. Just platitudes

Who voted against it? I’m pretty sure 99%+ of lynchings leads to death which literally is already against the law... are human sacrifices for religious purposes ok? Or will congress tackle that issue next? Great. Now work on your racist foregin policy. Maybe stop slaughtering brown people in other countries. This is just peanuts for the peanut gallery at home.

Next they're going to outlaw evil! There were 4 who voted against!?! What the fuck justinamash! How is this, just now, becoming a law? So. About those born babies...... Who in the hell were the 4 that voted against it!? And why?



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