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Report: Alarming Spike In Growth Of Hate Groups

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Report: Alarming Spike In Growth Of Hate Groups

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Report: Alarming Spike In Growth Of Hate Groups

Report: Alarming Spike In Growth Of Hate Groups

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Last December, three men attacked an Ecuadorian immigrant and his brother, as the two walked through the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, New York. The alleged attackers hurled ethnic and gay slurs and brandished beer bottles and a baseball bat.

The reported attack left one brother brain dead. He later died. His accused killers are now facing second degree murder charges, as a hate crime.

The Southern Poverty Law Center reports the number of hate groups has increased by over 50 percent since 2000. For insight, Tony Cox speaks with Mark Potok, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Intelligence Project."