Robert Kennedy Jr. says that some right-wing broadcast hosts are driving the hatred behind this year's rise in hate crimes.
In Jackson for a memorial for slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, Kennedy said Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck are among those who have drummed up anger against abortion doctors and others.
He linked that to an increase in killings such Wednesday's fatal shooting of a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and the killing of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kan.
Kennedy was Friday night's keynote speaker for annual memorial to Evers, the Mississippi NAACP leader who was killed in Jackson on June 12, 1963.
Kennedy said Evers was as much a hero as any soldier who died in the Revolutionary War.