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MLK Holiday A Call To Confront Hate Together

MLK Holiday A Call To Confront Hate Together

A countywide report on hate incidents and crimes across Orange County – based on data compiled by the OC Human Relations Commission over the past decade – shows hate incidents have gone up by more than 100 percent since 2008, while hate crimes are up by nearly 50 percent.

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San Clemente man gets prison time for hate crime attack on African American grocery store employee

San Clemente man gets prison time for hate crime attack on African American grocery store employee

A San Clemente man was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for an unprovoked attack on an African American employee at a Laguna Beach grocery store.

Fernando Ramirez, 23, was found guilty last year of one felony count of battery with serious bodily injury, a misdemeanor charge of violating civil rights by force and a felony hate crime enhancement.

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Two forums set to understand, combat hate incidents among Orange County students

Two forums set to understand, combat hate incidents among Orange County students

Two forums planned as part of “Building a Stronger, United Community By Addressing Hate-Motivated Incidents in Schools,” organized by the OC Department of Education and the OC Human Relations Commission. A Tues, Jan. 7, event is for students, their families and the community; a follow-up forum will be held Jan. 22 for teachers and school administrators.

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DRP team welcomes new colleagues

DRP team welcomes new colleagues

The Dispute Resolution Team is very excited about the new staff members who have joined our team in the last quarter. Each of these staff members bring a diverse set of skills that will enhance the quality of our programming and improve our ability to provide Orange County residents with an opportunity to resolve conflicts in a more peaceful manner. After

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Orange County Sees Spike in Hate Crimes and Incidents

Orange County Sees Spike in Hate Crimes and Incidents

Last year, there were 165 hate incidents, “which is an alarming 37% increase from last year,” the report said. By City News Service Published Sep 26, 2019 Hate crimes jumped 12% last year over 2017, part of a five-year trend of rising hate crimes, according to the OC Human Relations Commission’s annual report released Thursday. There were 67 reported hate crimes

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