President Obama signed legislation in December that allows the Department of Justice and the FBI to reopen unsolved civil rights crimes.

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The law calls for “the full accounting of all victims whose deaths or disappearances were the result of racially-motivated crimes” and for authorities to hold criminals accountable. The law summary also states that the DOJ and FBI will keep families regularly informed about the status of the investigations and make case information accessible to the public.

Huffington Post
Source date: 
Dec 27 2016 (all day)