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Blaze Bernstein murder was hate crime, Orange County DA says

Blaze Bernstein murder was hate crime, Orange County DA says

KABC August 2, 2018 By Rob McMillan Orange County prosecutors said that a hate-crime allegation has been added against the man charged with murdering his former classmate, Blaze Bernstein. O.C. District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said Thursday the allegation was added against 21-year-old Samuel Woodward, who was charged with the murder earlier this year. Adding the hate crime allegation means Woodward,

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Proud Boys: Who they are, and why experts who study hate and extremism find them interesting

Proud Boys: Who they are, and why experts who study hate and extremism find them interesting

Last month, members of Proud Boys, the national far-right men-only group with a strong Southern California presence, were expelled from a downtown Los Angeles bar after a dust-up with Antifa, a group of anti-fascist protesters. The Proud Boys have been labeled as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for their anti-Muslim and misogynistic rhetoric, and for appearing with other hate groups at extremist rallies such as “Unite the Right.”

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Cultivate Together – ABC Neighborhood, West Anaheim

Our Community Capacity Building Program in the ABC Neighborhood in West Anaheim is nearing an end, but the work is not slowing down! Resident leaders recently partnered with various non-profits and City entities to improve one of their community spaces – transforming it from an empty dirt lot to a beautiful community garden!

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Life After Hate Presentation

Life After Hate Presentation

On June 19th from 6-8pm, OC Human Relations and ADL are sponsoring a special presentation at Chapman University and you’re invited! The presentation will be by the co-founders of the amazing non-profit Life After Hate who will share their understanding of what draws individuals to extremist groups and, equally important, why they leave.

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Tustin PD and Currie Middle School Parent Dialogue

Tustin PD and Currie Middle School Parent Dialogue

Recently OC Human Relations Commission and Council staff partnered to organize a series of four dialogues between members of the Tustin Police Department and parents of Currie Middle School parents. The goals were to strengthen relationships between parents and the police department; clear up stereotypes and negative perceptions between law enforcement and Latino Parents; and to develop a better understanding of each other’s role in the community.

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The Power of Kindness

The Power of Kindness

One of our wonderful Huntington Beach High School BRIDGES students created a heart-warming video about the power of kindness. We’d like to share it with you and hope that you’ll share it with others, we could all do with a little more kindness in our lives!

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OC Human Relations Responds to Concern Over Honoring Sheriff Hutchens

OC Human Relations Responds to Concern Over Honoring Sheriff Hutchens

In the category of Community Oriented Policing, we are honoring the Sheriff for her creation of an Inter Faith Advisory Council. We are aware that community members have well-articulated concerns over decisions and policies the Sheriff has authored, this is one particular initiative that we felt has been positive and wanted to show case as the type of engagement that we value.

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