SC businesses making stronger case for hate crimes legislation

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) — Businesses large and small across South Carolina are showing resounding support for a hate crime bill working its way through the South Carolina General Assembly. If the bill passes, it would make crimes motivated by race, sex, religion, etc. a felony with a minimum of two years in prison and fines of up to ten thousand dollars. “As I thought about this legislation myself, I couldn’t help but reflect on the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.