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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BRIDGES Team Member, Joyce Sanchez, Receives Award

BRIDGES Team Member, Joyce Sanchez, Receives Award

We’re very proud to announce that Joyce Sanchez, one of our wonderful BRIDGES School Inter-group Relations program team members, recently received a “Friend of South” award from South Jr. High School. The award read “For serving the students, staff and community of South Jr. High School.” Congratulations, Joyce, a very well deserved award!

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Police investigate racially charged Irvine flier as hate incident

Police investigate racially charged Irvine flier as hate incident

The Irvine Police Department is looking into a report of a racially charged flier left in an elevator of Toscana Apartments, a residential complex near the UC Irvine campus. Rusty Kennedy, executive director of Orange County Human Relations, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating prejudice, intolerance and discrimination within the community, says he characterizes this act as a “troubling and racist message meant to ferment animosity and racial prejudice.”

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