O.C. hate crimes drop — but violent incidents rise

O.C. hate crimes drop -- but violent incidents rise

The 2013 report shows hate crimes across O.C. dropped by 20 percent in 2013 — largely due to a decrease in vandalism — but the number of incidents involving violence increased. “One hate crime is too many,” said Rusty Kennedy, who heads the commission, as he detailed the experiences of different communities. Hate crimes targeting people — as opposed to other types of offenses, such as vandalism of buildings — rose from 24 in 2012 to 28 in 2013.

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O.C. hate crime report: Confrontations up, vandalism down

O.C. hate crime report: Confrontations up, vandalism down

OC Human Relations, a county commission formed to fight prejudice and discrimination, has been tracking the number of hate crimes in Orange County with an annual report for more than 20 years. Its chief executive, Rusty Kennedy, said he is pleased the latest report shows the overall numbers are down, but alarmed that crimes targeting individuals are up.

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Legacy Awards To Honor OC’s Civil Rights Heroes

Legacy Awards To Honor OC’s Civil Rights Heroes

STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Rusty Kennedy, CEO of OC Human Relations visited the KCAL9 studios Wednesday to talk about the upcoming Legacy Awards. The event will honor Orange County’s Civil Right heroes in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. CBS2 and KCAL9 are a proud media sponsor of the event. The awards will be held on Thursday,

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