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Waking in Oak Creek profiles a suburban community and local law enforcement attempting to heal after a hate crime shooting kills six worshipers at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.

Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness Trailer

In 2008, a series of attacks against Latino residents of Patchogue, New York culminate with the murder of Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant who had lived in the Long Island village for 13 years. 60-minute and 30-minute versions. 

Sikh Temple Memorial: Law Enforcement Remarks

On the one year anniversary of the Oak Creek, WI hate crime killings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, law enforcement leaders honor those who lost their lives.

Spanish Lessons for Police Cadets

Realizing that violent crimes are going unreported by the local immigrant community, Community Liaison Officer Lola Quesada pioneers an innovative Spanish language training program for new recruits to encourage communication and cultural understanding.

A Hate Crime Detective's Message to High School Students

Bias crimes investigator Detective David D'Amico regularly visits schools to talk frankly and powerfully to the group responsible for the majority of these crimes—young people.

Prosecuting Hate

Suffolk County, NY District Attorney Thomas Spota and Assistant DA Megan O’Donnell talk about prosecuting the hate crime case against seven high school students accused of assault and the murder of an Ecuadorian immigrant. 

After Cross Burning, A Town Marches Together

After a cross burning strikes fear into a young African-American family, the community of Anderson County, CA comes together to lend their support. Police Chief Neil Purcell works with city and church leaders to organize a unity event, and create a safe and inclusive town.

Recognizing a Hate Crime

When two elderly Sikh men are gunned down during their evening walk, community members, civic leaders and local law enforcement stand together against hate and intolerance.

Make our Mosque Safe from Hate

After a mosque and community center for Somali immigrants was vandalized, Maine's Lewiston-Auburn community rallies in support of their Muslim neighbors.

About Not In Our Town

Not In Our Town counters hate by producing media that connects and inspires people to create inclusive communities.  

Working with an Immigrant Community

After the hate crime killing of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero, Suffolk County, NY police assign two Spanish-speaking officers to the precinct.

Mountain View, CA, Leaders Commit to Fighting Hate

Leaders of the Silicon Valley community of Mountain View, CA join forces to make their city more inclusive and safe for everyone.

Who Cares?  I Do!  Here's Why...

Who cares about standing up to hate and intolerance? 

Strategies for when the Neo Nazis Come to Town

When the Neo-Nazi group, the National Socialist Movement, comes to Olympia, WA, community members respond by celebrating diversity and unity in the community.

When Hate Wears A Badge

A biracial couple in Montgomery, WV is targeted and brutally beaten by local police officers. Twan and Lauren Reynolds find support from the federal government and a private attorney stands up to the injustice and racism they faced. Their motivation?

Countering the Klan

Civic leaders decide to respond when the Ku Klux Klan announced they would rally in Kokomo, IN. To prepare, police study videotapes of other recent Klan actions and encourage community members who oppose the KKK to organize their own counter event.

Community Policing and Hate Crimes: An Interview with Former DOJ COPS Director Bernard Melekian

Not In Our Town Executive Producer Patrice O'Neill interviews  Bernard Melekian, former Director for the U.S.

Police Chief Neil Purcell on COPS


An extended interview with Anderson County, CA Police Chief Neil Purcell on the importance of community-oriented policing.
 

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