While the media freaks out over the Jussie Smollett case, comparatively scant attention has been afforded to arguably more pressing concerns. Last week in Indianapolis, a man was shot dead in an apparent xenophobic, anti-Muslim hate crime that was initially reported as an incident of road rage. Indiana does not have a hate crime statute, and despite a groundswell of legislative advocacy, recent action in the state senate suggests there is yet more work to be done. Our Executive Director Maya Berry called it: "A high-profile case riddled with controversy is the exception. The more common problem, and one that should demand the attention of law enforcement, more headlines and should be the lead in our never-ending social media feeds, is the undisputed problem of underreporting of hate crimes."