bias crime

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Recent Examples on the Web Creech was arraigned Friday in Multnomah County Circuit Court on accusations of second-degree bias crime, disorderly conduct and second-degree criminal trespass, according to the DA’s office. oregonlive, "DA: Man threatened to hurt Black pharmacy employee if prescription wasn’t filled quickly, yelled hate speech," 19 June 2020 Keller faces charges of second-degree bias crime, recklessly endangering another person, harassment and being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon. oregonlive, "DA: Man threatened to hurt Black pharmacy employee if prescription wasn’t filled quickly, yelled hate speech," 19 June 2020 The grand jury indicted Bernbeck on counts of second-degree bias crime, harassment and interfering with public transportation. oregonlive, "2 black TriMet employees were spat on or chased, 2 men have been charged with hate crimes, DA says," 11 June 2020 Prosecutors also are urging victims of any protected class to call police if they’ve been targeted with bias crimes for any reason. oregonlive, "DA urges Asian-Americans to call cops if they’re targeted with bias crimes during COVID-19 pandemic," 18 May 2020 If the bias crime is no longer happening or the suspect is gone, people should call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333. oregonlive, "DA urges Asian-Americans to call cops if they’re targeted with bias crimes during COVID-19 pandemic," 18 May 2020 The New York Police Department is investigating at least three incidents that occurred in Manhattan this week as potential anti-Asian bias crimes connected to the spread of the coronavirus. New York Times, "De Blasio Stays Firm on Keeping N.Y.C. Schools Open as Outbreak Spreads," 13 Mar. 2020 Request incident reports, and follow up with police to ask about cases that don’t appear to be bias crimes. Rachel Glickhouse, ProPublica, "Building a Database From Scratch: Behind the Scenes With Documenting Hate Partners," 23 Oct. 2012 Fred Constanza was convicted in an Oregon court for first-degree bias crime, second-degree assault and harassment for the August attack on Lauren Jackson, a transgender woman. Amanda Watts And Scottie Andrew, CNN, "A man beat a transgender woman for using the correct bathroom -- the women's. Now he's guilty of a hate crime," 31 Jan. 2020

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jul 2020

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“Bias crime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bias%20crime. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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