“While Canada remains one of the best countries in the world to be a minority, anti-Semitism and hate in all forms persist in the margins of society.”
Jews are only two percent of the population but were victims of more than half of all religious hate crimes.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison reported a huge spike in anti-Semitic hate crimes, which the university blamed on one spray-painting vandal.
In a speech to the Anti-Defamation League, Comey called on all jurisdictions to report hate crime data, which some do not do.
— 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.