— New York State reportedly will establish a hate crimes task force. The task force, which will identify and investigate hate crimes and discriminatory practices, will be established using $1 million set aside in the new state budget passed earlier this month, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. It will be made up of members…
— Reports of hate crimes in Toronto increased by 8 percent, with the city’s Jewish community targeted the most, according to a police report compiling last year’s data. Hate crimes in the city increased to 145 in 2016 from 134 the previous year, the Toronto Police reported. Forty-three of the reported attacks, or 30 percent,…
“Hate crimes are up in this city. They’re driven primarily by anti-Semitic hate crimes,” Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said.
The measures would establish a toll free hotline to report hate crimes and devote millions more to guarding religious schools.
The FBI and Department of Homeland Security will be assisting local Jewish community centers in bolstering security after 16 JCCs received bomb threats on the same day.
Lana Adler finds that in a world with Trump as president-elect, hatred is emboldened—from trolls online to bigots in the streets.
According to the FBI, Jews are the the top target of religiously-motivated hate crimes in the United States. But crimes against Muslims are on the rise.
Eleven mezuzahs and doorframes were set on fire in Brooklyn on Monday, in what New York police is treating as a hate crime.
The FBI has opened an investigation into possible civil rights violations after reports of hate speech at Oberlin College in Ohio, one of the first U.S. schools to integrate black and white students, a school spokesman said on Friday.
It’s looking like 2013 will be the year of same-sex marriage. But LGBT activists know there’s still a fight to end discrimination and bullying.