Pa. Rep. Evans: U.S. House vote to make lynching a federal hate crime ‘sends a strong message’

    U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District, speaks to reporters after a Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon on Aug. 26, 2019 (Capital-Star photo by John L. Micek)

    WASHINGTON — Lynching is not considered a hate crime under federal law, but that’s expected to change soon.