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Hate Crimes rose 17% last year according to FBI

Hate Crimes rose 17% last year according to FBI

Reported hate crimes in America rose 17 percent last year, the third consecutive year that such crimes increased, according to newly released FBI data that showed an even larger increase in anti-Semitic attacks. Law enforcement agencies reported that 7,175 hate crimes occurred in 2017, up from 6,121 in 2016. That increase was fueled in part by more police departments reporting hate crime data to the FBI, but overall there is still a large number of departments that report no hate crimes to the federal database.

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Irvine Synagogue Hit With Anti-Semitic Vandalism

Irvine Synagogue Hit With Anti-Semitic Vandalism

An Irvine synagogue was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti overnight Tuesday, just days after the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Employees arriving for work spotted the vandalism at Beth Jacob Synagogue, Allison Edwards, CEO of the non-profit group OC Human Relations, encouraged citizens to report hate crimes and incidents.

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A Statement from OC Human Relations on the Pittsburgh Synagogue Mass Shootings

A Statement from OC Human Relations on the Pittsburgh Synagogue Mass Shootings

The events of this weekend send us once again into the shock and grief that has become familiar in a way once thought unimaginable. And while we unequivocally condemn this heinous targeting of our Jewish friends for no other reason than who they are; And while we have, and will always, stand in solidarity with the Jewish Community; We know more must be done.

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As hate crimes rise in Orange County, Don Han is the 1st responder to incidents from swastika graffiti to the murder of Blaze Bernstein

As hate crimes rise in Orange County, Don Han is the 1st responder to incidents from swastika graffiti to the murder of Blaze Bernstein

In addition to responding to hate crimes, Don Han also writes the Orange County Hate Crimes Report released jointly by the county’s Human Relations Commission and OC Human Relations, the commission’s nonprofit partner.

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A Special Screening of Documenting Hate: Charlottesville

A Special Screening of Documenting Hate: Charlottesville

OC Human Relations and Chapman University invite you to attend a screening of the PBS documentary: Documenting Hate: Charlottesville at 7pm October 29 at Chapman’s Memorial Hall.

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Hate Crimes & Incidents Increase in OC for 3rd Year in a Row

Hate Crimes & Incidents Increase in OC for 3rd Year in a Row

For the third straight year, hate crimes and hate incidents have continued to climb in Orange County. According to the 2017 Hate Crimes Report released by Santa Ana-based OC Human Relations, a nonprofit that partners with the county’s Human Relations Commission, 56 hate crimes and 94 hate incidents were reported countywide in 2017.

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A Statement From OC Human Relations on the Anniversary of 9.11

A Statement From OC Human Relations on the Anniversary of 9.11

Many years ago, our Founders placed our unofficial motto on our currency: “E Pluribus Unum” or “Out of Many, One.” As we commemorate those we lost on September 11th, 2001, let us not forget those words. On that day, we became one in our grief, our pain and our shared loss.

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Please Join Us For the Release of the 2017 OC Hate Crime Report

Please Join Us For the Release of the 2017 OC Hate Crime Report

Please join us for the release of the 2017 Orange County Hate Crime Report. Featuring presentations on “Hate Groups in Orange County” and “Prevention of Bias-Motivated Violence”

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Attorney slammed for mocking Orange County Asians on Facebook

Attorney slammed for mocking Orange County Asians on Facebook

An Irvine attorney who describes herself as the top law school tutor in the United States has been the target of blistering criticism for an incendiary Facebook post mocking Orange County Asians.

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10 Ways to Fight Hate – A video from the SPLC

10 Ways to Fight Hate - A video from the SPLC

On the anniversary of Charlottesville, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has released a video titled “10 Ways to Fight Hate”. It has some great ideas… we hope you’ll watch and think about the steps you can take in your own communities.

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