The Legislature's regular session ended May 13 with the state Chamber of Commerce applauding lawmakers for what they came close to accomplishing over the last five months — passing a hate crime law
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The legislation would only enhance penalties for people who have already been convicted of an underlying violent crime.
A state lawmaker hates South Carolina's House-backed hate crimes law.
The bill only enhances penalties for people who have already been convicted of an underlying violent crime.
The legislation would enhance penalties for crimes committed against victims who were intentionally selected because of characteristics like race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or physical or mental disability
The Charleston Democrat's 23rd Martin Luther King Jr. 2021 Portrait Awards will be virtual this year, scheduled for Tuesday at 2:15 p.m.
Perhaps more than any other figure, the outgoing Sheriff Al Cannon is responsible for modernizing law enforcement in Charleston County.
After a year that saw revelations of poor living conditions and deterioration that led to a failing grade from federal housing inspectors, officials in charge of Charleston's Joseph Floyd Manor say they're on the way to securing a better future for the building and its residents.
The Palmetto State is one of just three, along with Wyoming and Arkansas, that lack hate crime statutes. Without such protections on the books, experts say police and prosecutors are left with inadequate tools to seek justice in cases in which victims are targeted for their race, religion or sexual orientation.
A giant of early American history, President John Adams, is perhaps most fondly remembered for having possessed three outstanding qualities: t…