U.S. Criticizes French Failure to Try Jewish Woman’s Killer

Via JTA: U.S. special envoy on anti-Semitism Elan Carr on Monday criticized the decision by a French judge in December not to try Kobili Traore for the killing of Sarah Halimi in 2017 while shouting about Allah.
The judge cited psychiatric evaluations saying Traore’s consumption of marijuana made him not legally responsible for his actions.
Carr, a former prosecutor in Los Angeles, said, “You don’t dismiss hate crime charges for issues like the consumption of marijuana.”
Last month, President Emmanuel Macron said that “there is a need for a trial” for Traore.

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