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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
The hate crimes task force of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating the stabbing of a 20-year-old black man at a Carl's Jr. restaurant in Temple City, authorities said Monday. The stabbing occurred about 11:45 p.m. Friday and began with a confrontation inside the restaurant between a white teenager and the victim that involved racial epithets, said Sgt. David Austin of the sheriff's Temple City station.
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January 2, 1992 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The crudely painted symbols of hate were waiting for Gina Lamourelle when she arrived at her day-care center in November. For several long moments, the 42-year-old black woman stared at the black swastikas and "KKK" initials scrawled on the white stucco walls outside the nursery school. Within an hour, the graffiti were painted over. Not so easily erased were long-buried memories of the racism she experienced while growing up in the small coal-mining town of Gary, W.Va.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
An Islamic civil liberties group Saturday called on local and federal authorities to investigate an arson attack on pro-Palestinian display at UC Irvine as a hate crime. The display, a small cardboard replica of the wall Israel is building in and around the West Bank, was torched last week, the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Saturday. Muslim and Arab students should feel safe in exercising their 1st Amendment rights," said Ra'id Faraj, a spokesman for the group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1988
There were a record number of racial and religious hate crimes documented in Los Angeles County in 1987, according to the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, which has been keeping such statistics since 1980. Commission officials caution, however, the statistics under-count the actual number of incidents because some groups, particularly Asian and Latino immigrants, frequently don't report them to authorities.
NEWS
January 9, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Atty. Gen. Janet Reno urged Congress to pass legislation expanding the definition of federal hate crimes as the FBI reported 8,759 such incidents in 1996. Law enforcement agencies across the country reported 5,396 hate crimes based on race, 1,401 based on religion, 1,016 on sexual orientation, 940 on ethnic background and six for multiple reasons. "These statistics show what we long believed is true: Hate crimes have long gone underreported," Reno said at a news conference in Washington.
NEWS
September 28, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Urging Americans to fight bigotry, President Clinton announced he will convene the first White House Conference on Hate Crimes on Nov. 10. Clinton announced his plans in a videotaped message for the annual meeting in Colorado Springs of the Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, a Seattle-based organization.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1990
The federal government collects voluminous statistics on an abundance of activities. Is there any need to extend that list by adding to it information on the specific incidence of hate crimes? There is, because hate crimes are indications of a social pathology that represents a clear and present danger to public safety and welfare. Hate crimes seem to be on the rise, but no one knows for sure because no comprehensive collection of data takes place. That will soon be remedied.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1997
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to convene regional human relations summits and to study the pattern of hate crimes in order to staunch a reported rise in bias crimes. Last month, the county's Commission on Human Relations reported hate crimes in the county had increased 25% in 1996. In the San Fernando Valley, hate crimes rose about 18%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2000 | IRENE GARCIA
The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations will discuss hate crimes at a town hall meeting Thursday at Valley College. The number of hate crimes reported in Los Angeles County and in California is rising, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Through studies and surveys, the organization, along with the National Conference for Community and Justice, has discovered that education and having contact with minorities play key roles in reducing prejudice.
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