Isn't The Huffington Post exaggerating a little bit?
look, I'm glad this bill made its way to the White House, even if it had to be added to a Defense Appropriations Bill to do so and I'm glad it was signed into law by President Barack Obama. The president promised he would sign the bill into law if it reached his desk and it did reach his desk.
This bill gives prosecutors a new bargaining chip and, should they request it, federal assistance to charge defendants for crimes committed against minorities. And, should state and local officials fail to prosecute defendants for crimes committed against people because those victims are minorities, it gives the federal government the authority to exact justice. This bill does not save any lives.