bias crime

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As of July 1, just halfway through the year, the Seattle police had already logged 244 reports of bias crimes, more than the annual totals for 2012, 2013, 2014 or 2015. Tyrone Beason / Columnist, The Seattle Times, "Clueless or not, vandals in Seattle committed racist act by damaging ‘Black Teen’ artworks," 3 Sep. 2018 But as the nation faces a spread in bias crime incidents, the family wants to ensure the public remembers one of the worst hate crimes of the 20th century. New York Times, "In Texas, a Decades-Old Hate Crime, Forgiven but Never Forgotten," 9 July 2018 Levin said the analysis found a clear connection between the frequency of the racially motivated Russian ads and the number of bias crimes reported. Judy L. Thomas, kansascity, "Russian Facebook posts may have inspired militia in Kansas bombing plot, expert says," 10 June 2018 Jerry Palmer said last week there no was evidence of a bias crime. Washington Post, "Prosecutor says attack on Afghan man was driven by bias," 20 Mar. 2018 Wareing will present the department’s report on bias crimes at a City Council committee meeting Wednesday morning. Evan Bush, The Seattle Times, "Hate crimes, bias incidents increase in Seattle, police say," 12 Sep. 2017 Wareing said a group of Spanish-speaking men were the targets of a bias crime earlier this year. Evan Bush, The Seattle Times, "Hate crimes, bias incidents increase in Seattle, police say," 12 Sep. 2017 The Edison Police Department and the bias crimes unit of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office are investigating the incident, according to Edison Police Chief Tom Bryan. Ellie Kaufman, CNN, "Fliers sent to mailboxes in New Jersey town say 'Deport' Asian candidates," 3 Nov. 2017 The Seattle Police Department reported last week that bias crimes have been increasing in the city, and this year’s total for the first six months, 178, has already surpassed the number for all of last year, 128. Jerry Large, The Seattle Times, "Trump, hate groups draw power from the indifferent," 17 Sep. 2017

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