Hate-motivated mass shootings should be considered domestic terrorism under New York law, Cuomo says (Daily News)
Daily News, August 15, 2019
Hate-motivated mass shootings should be considered domestic terrorism under New York law, Cuomo says
“Gov. Cuomo wants hate-motivated acts such as mass shootings to be labeled as domestic terrorism and perpetrators to face life in prison.
Cuomo unveiled his proposed “Hate Crimes Domestic Terrorism Act,” which would codify “mass hate crimes” as acts of domestic terrorism, during a speech Thursday at the New York City Bar Association in Manhattan.
Cuomo said the bill is inspired by a recent wave of hate-fueled shootings across the country ― including the El Paso, Texas, massacre in which a gunman targeting Latinos killed 22 people and wounded 24 others.
The law would ensure those who kill people in “a mass attack” based on their victims’ race, age, religion or sexual orientation would face life in prison with no chance of parole.”