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Congressional Black Caucus Calls for Federal Investigation of Louisiana Fires

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Washington, April 10, 2019 | comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the CBC, Congressman Bennie Thompson, Chairman of Homeland Security Committee and Congressman Cedric Richmond issued the following joint statement on the recent burning of Louisiana churches: 

“Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass, Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson, and Representative Cedric Richmond of Louisiana’s Second Congressional District call on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and all federal law enforcement agencies to investigate the possible hate crime that resulted in the recent burning of the three historically Black churches in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. All three fires may be the product of domestic terrorism, and places of worship should be protected and safe at all times. It is our expectation that the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies work expeditiously to resolve this matter to restore faith and normalcy among the residents of St. Landry Parish.”
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