The Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill, which would have made law officers be fined for allowing Negroes to be lynched, failed in the senate. The bill had three parts. First, it punished state and police officers who failed to do their duty in protecting the lives of citizens from mobs. Second, the act punished the criminals involved in the lynching by prosecution. Third, the act compensated, by about $10,000 to the family, or to the United States.