Articles About OC Human Relations

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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Death of Kelly Thomas spurs efforts to bolster homeless services in Orange County

Death of Kelly Thomas spurs efforts to bolster homeless services in Orange County

Trial is scheduled to start Dec 2 for two ex-Fullerton police officers charged in the high-profile beating death a mentally ill homeless man. Kelly Thomas, 37, had been a longtime fixture on the streets of Fullerton. His death in July 2011 shook the town and touched off a wave of soul-searching on how the city of 135,000 deals with homelessness.

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