InvestigateTV: How high-profile hate crimes are not counted in FBI databases

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)-- "Measure of Hate," a documentary special program through InvestigateTV, will air on NBC15 Sunday night.

The special airs at 10:35 p.m., and looks into the undercounting of hate crimes in the United States, as well as how laws related to tracking and punishing hate crimes are not working as they should be.

“Measure of Hate shines a light on an important topic affecting communities across the country,” stated Sandy Breland, Gray Senior Vice President-Local Media.

In the half hour special produced by Gray's InvestigateTV team, it is revealed that dozens of high-profile hate crimes investigated and prosecuted by the Department of Justice and FBI were not counted in the FBI federal database.

“We hope this investigation encourages increased transparency to enable our leaders to better monitor hate crimes and highlight the importance of wide-ranging efforts to reduce hate crimes,” said Lee Zurik, Director of Investigations for InvestigateTV.

The special features narration on the open and close by Wendell Pierce, an actor known for his roles in “Selma”, “The Wire” and numerous other films and television shows.