Forceful Intimidation Because of Race Law and Legal Definition

According to Title 42, U.S.C., Section 3631, forceful intimidation because of race is a Federal crime or offense for anyone, who apply force or threat of force, to willfully intimidate or interfere with someone because of another person’s race and because that person has been occupying any place of abode.

A person can be found guilty of forceful intimidation because of race only if all of the following facts are proved beyond a reasonable doubt:

First: That the person, by force or threat of force, intimidated or interfered with, or attempted to intimidate or interfere with the persons named in the indictment, as charged;

Second: That the person performed so because of the race of those persons and because they were occupying a place of abode, and;

Third: That the person performed so intentionally or knowingly and willfully.