Killing of a teen who was listening to rap music should be treated as a hate crime, activists say

(CNN)The stabbing death of 17-year-old Elijah Al-Amin at a Phoenix-area convenience store has prompted calls for a hate crime investigation. Activists and civil rights groups have used the hashtag #JusticeForElijah to demand hate crime charges against Adams. Sen. Cory Booker, who’s also running for the Democratic presidential nomination, called on the US Department of Justice to launch a hate crime investigation. “Another one of our children has been murdered in a heinous and unprovoked way — the DOJ must investigate this hate crime immediately. RIP Elijah. #JusticeForElijah,” he tweeted. The civil rights advocacy group Human Rights Campaign called for “a thorough investigation at the highest level.” Adams was arrested as he walked away from the store. Police saw blood on …