bias crime

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The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to broaden park rangers’ authority to exclude people from city parks and facilities for committing serious violations such as bias crimes or child abuse. oregonlive.com, "Citing safety concerns, City Council imposes longer penalties for park violations," 19 June 2019 The annual report found there were 7,175 bias crimes in 2017 involving 8,828 victims. Janelle Griffith, NBC News, "Police probe alleged assault of lesbian couple on Long Island as possible hate crime," 17 July 2019 The Jussie Smollett case could have a detrimental impact on those actual victims of bias crimes who seek justice in the future. WSJ, "Hate Crimes Are Real and They’re Increasing," 10 July 2019 Police were already investigating a possible anti-gay bias crime at the Harlem bar after rainbow flags at its entrance were set on fire May 31, a day before the start of the city’s Pride Month celebrations. BostonGlobe.com, "Rainbow flag again set on fire at N.Y. gay bar," 8 July 2019 And county district attorneys will be required to track and report their bias crime prosecutions and outcomes to the state. oregonlive.com, "Backers of hate crime bill urge passage as legislative committee considers its cost," 5 June 2019 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

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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