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    by Barbara Smith California is engaged in an unprecedented effort to combat hate crimes where we saw a 20% increase in such crimes in 2022. Disturbing is last year’s steep increases in such crimes against transgender people (up 55%), Muslims (up 39%) and Black people (up 27 %). According to a soon-to be-released study by ...
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    By Dianne Anderson In these volatile political times, Orange County NAACP is taking on a heavier mandate, proactively tackling issues of race hate and addressing the rise in local requests for help. Through a new initiative, the community can access streamlined referrals to attorneys through the state’s Legal Redress committees. Local branch president Deirdre Harris ...
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    By Peter Schurmann With hate crimes on the rise, speakers at the California Commission on the State of Hate forum stressed the need to bolster civil rights law and community engagement. Hate crimes and hate-related incidents are on the rise nationwide and they are growing more violent, though prosecutions remain stubbornly low. That was one ...
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    At the roundtable in Anaheim, local leaders came together to address growing hate crimes and incidents and ways to combat extremism in California As part of a statewide effort to address hate, California Attorney General Rob Bonta was joined by Anaheim Mayor Ashleigh Aitken and local leaders in Orange County for an anti-hate roundtable discussion. ...