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Recent Examples on the Web 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 Other charges include second-degree attempted murder, two counts of bias crime in the first degree, one count of second-degree assault, one count of second-degree burglary, and one count of strangulation, prosecutors said. Dakin Andone, CNN, "An Oregon man faces hate crimes charges after allegedly beating a woman from India," 10 Jan. 2020 Jasmine Renee Campbell, 23, of Portland, faces several charges, including two counts of bias crime in the second degree and one count of attempted strangulation, the Multnomah County district attorney’s office said in a statement Friday. Aimee Ortiz,, "Oregon woman accused of snatching hijab is charged with hate crimes," 6 Jan. 2020 Sierra Lavonne McDonald, 30, was indicted by a grand jury on Dec. 17 with several charges, including bias crime, harassment and the unlawful use of a weapon, Fox 12 reported. Fox News, "Oregon woman accused of telling Mexican food cart operator 'go back to Mexico'," 26 Dec. 2019 Levin found a modest decrease in bias crimes against Hispanic or Latino people — from 103 in 2017 to 100 in 2018 — in 10 major cities, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Washington Post, "Family says suspect in acid attack is veteran, suffered PTSD," 5 Nov. 2019

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Bias crime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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