The group of college-aged men also shouted racial slurs at the 18-year-old.
The state hasn't had a statute on the books in 16 years, and now, legislators are considering two bills.
The AG's letter to the bureau of investigation says one prosecutor even steered police away from arresting the McMichaels before he was formally appointed to the case.
“We are assessing all of the evidence to determine whether federal hate crimes charges are appropriate.”
The actor alleged he was attacked by two masked men in MAGA hats who used racist and homophobic slurs, beat him up, splashed bleach on him, and placed a noose around his neck.
He killed 22 people and injured dozens more, allegedly targeting Latinos.
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The prosecutor has the power to bring new charges against the “Empire” actor accused of faking his own hate crime.
The feds have filed hate crimes charges after finding handwritten journals and other evidence pointing to a motive behind the rampage that left five injured.
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Sean Urbanski is still facing life in prison without parole.
“It was clear that was their target, and they intended to harm people inside.”
The New York state university suspended four students Thursday in connection with one incident.
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The black teen's classmates taunted him afterward and said they'd "buy him for a dollar."