Church Arson Prevention Act

Church Arson Prevention Act

Church Arson Prevention Act

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about Church Arson Prevention Act in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

In early 1996, federal officials detected a pattern of increasing arson attacks on churches, particularly on African American (United States) churches in the southern portion of the country. In May of that year, a hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives brought together members of the legislature, law enforcement, and victim congregations. After reviewing testimony and supporting evidence, President William J. Clinton called for the formation of the National Church Arson Task Force (NCATF). In July, just six weeks after the committee hearing, a bill to give the NCATF greater powers passed quickly and unanimously through Congress and was signed into law by President Clinton as the Church Arson Prevention Act of 1996.

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