"The Department today released an update on hate crimes and announced the launch of a new comprehensive hate crimes website designed to provide a centralized portal for the Department’s hate crimes resources for law enforcement, media, researchers, victims, advocacy groups, and other related organizations and individuals," the release said.
The move comes just days after a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday left 11 people dead and injuring six others, including police officers, according to the US authorities.
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The suspect in the synagogue attack, identified as Robert Bowers, was reportedly shouting anti-Semitic slogans. He surrendered to police and was arrested.
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