California Hate Crime Watch:
The white supremacist march in Charlottesville, and its explosive aftermath, have focused the nation’s attention on the far right and its ideology of intolerance. Across the country, hate crimes are on the rise — and California is no exception.
Published by The New York Times
Surjit Malhi, 50, was attacked last week by two men and was told to “go back to your country.”
Published by The Orange County Register
The Orange County district attorney said the murder of Lake Forest college student Blaze Bernstein was a hate crime.
California has 75 hate groups, the largest concentration of hate groups in the nation. A new report gives a breakdown of hate crimes reported in the state last year.
Hate crimes have increased 17.4 percent — from 931 incidents in 2016, to 1,093 incidents in 2017.
Published by The Washington Post
Rodolfo Rodriguez, a permanent resident of the United States, had been attacked with a brick and taken to the hospital with a broken cheekbone and two broken ribs.