Santa Ana vigil for Orlando’s mass shooting victims draws hundreds

Santa Ana vigil for Orlando's mass shooting victims draws hundreds

The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., early Sunday left the Orange County’s LGBT community heartbroken and trying to cope together through love. People gathered at Plaza Calle Cuatro in Santa Ana on Sunday evening and held rainbow signs – some heart-shaped – spelling out “Orlando unidos,” Spanish for united. They lit the foot of the plaza’s platform with candles.

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OC Human Relations Condemns Attack Against Orlando’s LGBT Community

OC Human Relations Condemns Attack Against Orlando's LGBT Community

The OC Human Relations Commission condemns the senseless hate crime and terrorist attack against the LGBT community in Orlando. We stand together today with our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender friends and family in mourning. Hate crime against the LGBT community is a hate crime against us all. The Commission will join the OC Pride Festival on June 25, 2016

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Commission Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Belgium

Commission Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Belgium

In a statement, the OC Human Relations Commission said that in the face of the heinous terrorist attacks on innocent people in Belgium its first thoughts and prayers go out to victims lost and suffering from this senseless act of violence. The Commission urged the community to be thoughtful and reasoned in its reactions and to avoid provoking misdirected hate or sweeping measures that victimize innocent people.

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Orange County Hate Crime Down, as Few Cases Lead to Convictions

Orange County Hate Crime Down, as Few Cases Lead to Convictions

The Orange County Register, August 21, 2015 By MEGHANN M. CUNIFF / STAFF WRITER Reported hate crimes in Orange County decreased in 2014, continuing a 10-year trend of declines. Despite the news in a report released Thursday by the Orange County Human Relations Commission, the fate of those accused of hate crimes is sometimes murky. Many crimes go unreported. More

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Reported Hate Crime Down in Orange County, 3 Communities Remain Main Targets

Reported Hate Crime Down in Orange County, 3 Communities Remain Main Targets

The 2014 Orange County Hate Crime Report, published by the Orange County Human Relations Commission, shows reported hate crimes were down overall in 2014. Violent hate crimes, or crimes against people, were down slightly and crimes against property (vandalism) decreased as well. However, hate crimes that targeted African American, LGBTQ, and Jewish people remained the top offenses.

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