July 1, 2010 - 10:41am
June 28, 2010 - 1:45pm
Oregon has just made it easier to report hate crimes--do it online. That's what the Department of Justice came up with after a meeting of the LGBT community in Portland, called in response to gay-bashings in the city. Sean Riddell (pictured above, on right), chief counsel for the criminal justice division of Oregon’s Department of Justice, was at the meeting, and was “struck by the number of people who said they’d been the victim of a hate crime and didn’t report it,” says Tony Green, Riddell’s colleague and DOJ spokesman. Why don't people report hate crimes? Fear of retribution; embarrassment; maybe it's too hard to walk into a police station and fill out the forms. There are a lot of reasons; and that concerned the state's attorney general.
June 21, 2010 - 5:44pm
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June 15, 2010 - 3:29pm
You're walking down the street, and witness an act of racism. How do you respond?
June 8, 2010 - 4:33pm
What can you do when a notorious hate group targets a wide array of institutions in your community, each of which has its own leadership, values, and organizational methods? That's the situation that faced Charleston and Wheeling, West Virginia in March, when Fred Phelps' Westboro hate group announced it would picket Catholic and Jewish institutions in the two towns, a local university, and a mine where more than a dozen miners had recently lost their lives. What they came up with was "West Virginia: No Place for Hate," a multi-pronged action campaign that was featured on NIOT.org last month.