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. Read more →
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. Read more →
In response to increasing hate crimes and incidents, OC Human Relations is rolling out its first statewide anti-hate program to equip schools with the resources to launch their own educational and awareness campaigns. Read more →
The OC Sheriff’s Department recently posted a message of inclusion and respect for all – we’d like to share it with you. Read more →
Hate crimes against individuals surged to its highest level since Sept. 11, 2001, despite an overall dip in the number of hate crimes nationwide, the FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics released Tuesday, Nov. 12, showed. Read more →
For the 2019-2020 school year, our BRIDGES Safe and Respectful Schools Program and Restorative Schools Program have grown from 17 to 22 schools! Read more →
Hate does not belong in Orange County. It does not belong anywhere. Read more →
But hate is here. And it is becoming more and more frequent.
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 Read more →
“Orange County, do not stick your head in the sand. Believe that we can do better and fight to be more than the hate that swastikas and racial slurs bring to our home. ” – Ali Edwards, CEO, OC Human Relations Read more →
The San Clemente High School administration is investigating claims that Lincoln High of San Diego students were the targets of racial slurs and taunts Friday night during the teams’ varsity football game at San Clemente High. The San Diego branch of the NAACP sent a letter to San Clemente Principal Chris Carter and to Capistrano Unified School District Superintendent Kirsten M. Vital requesting that Read more →