hate crimes

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In the wake of escalating violence, California has awarded $30.3 million to 12 organizations to aggressively address hate crimes by providing services to survivors and facilitating anti-hate prevention measures. A recent report by the office of California Attorney General shows that hate crimes increased by 89% over the past decade. …continue reading

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A Black man was simply crossing the street in Santa Cruz, California, on July 5, 2020, when Ole Hougen attacked him with a knife while yelling vile slurs. With detailed accounts from witnesses, Santa Cruz police officers flagged that the assault may have been motivated by bias. Soon after, Santa …continue reading

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Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen’s bill, AB 1336 to create regionalized task forces to address hate crimes, passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee unanimously last week. Hate crimes have gone up at alarming rates during the past year. There have been over 1600 hate related crimes reported nationwide. Currently crimes of this …continue reading

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The United States Attorney’s Office, along with the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office and the Anti-Defamation League, will host a virtual discussion on Thursday, April 22, to explain how the federal government investigates and works to combat hate crimes and discrimination, including against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community. The …continue reading

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During the March 23rd Board meeting, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved two resolutions, one from Chairman Andrew Do, First District, titled “Orange County Board of Supervisors Commitment to Action Against Racism” and the other from Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, Fifth District, titled “County of Orange Stands in Solidarity …continue reading

featured graphic for Michelle Steel, Congresswoman for California’s 48th District, during COVID-19

Today Reps. Michelle Steel (CA-48) and Katie Porter (CA-45) introduced a resolution condemning hate crimes committed against Asian-American and Pacific Islanders, which have been on the rise since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Between March and December of last year, nearly 3,000 firsthand accounts of anti-Asian American …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for September 2019 include Cypress Police at Casa Grande, National Merit semifinalists, and a report on OC hate crimes. The Top Ten Stories for September 2019 were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the month of September 2019 (excluding weather forecasts and events): Major …continue reading