As of March 29, 2022, Lynching became a federal crime in the United States, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.

Lynching is the extrajudicial killing by a group or mob of a person to punish them for an alleged transgression. Extrajudicial means that it is done without giving the person the legal trial they have the constitutional right to receive. Historically speaking, in the US, Lynching has been tied to racism, and it has been commonly known as a hate crime against minorities.

With this new federal law, crimes such as attempted murder, kidnapping, and aggravated sexual abuse can now be prosecuted on a federal level under Lynching and could be punishable with up to 30 years in prison.

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