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Watchung, NJ - 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.

This short film follows Detective Ellen Vest, a veteran of the San Diego Sheriff's Department, to the streets of San Diego, the home of a victim, and to the training ground for new police cadets as she shares five lessons for law enforcement investigating hate crimes. 

Students work with administrators, law enforcement and community members to forge new bonds after racially charged actions shake their community.

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.    

In San Francisco, a heroic prosecutor stands up for survivors of hate violence, including a Mayan dishwasher and a transgender woman, both brutally beaten on the city streets. Documentary - 21 minutes.   

This excerpt from “A Prosecutor’s Stand” details the story of Mia Tu Mutch and her brutal attack near a San Francisco public transit station.

Transgender activist Mia Tu Mutch was the victim of a vicious hate crime near a public transit station in San Francisco. In this interview, Mia shares her past experiences with law enforcement and provides advice for how they can support and interact with the transgender community.

This in-service training video provides information for law enforcement officers on working with the transgender community.

Transgender activists, community members, civic leaders and local law enforcement gather in Oakland, CA on Transgender Day of Remembrance to honor the victims of brutal hate crimes across the country.

Captain John Sanford of the San Francisco Police Department, after a recent screening of two Not In Our Town films, discusses the importance of dialogue between police and the communit

Inspired by action ideas at the Not In Our Town National Leadership Gathering, Phoenix Coalition leader Gloria Partida  hosts a "Chat with the Police Chief" event.

Oak Creek police officers Lt. Brian Murphy, who was shot 15 times in the line of duty, and Officer Sam Lenda were awarded the Congressional Badge of Bravery in honor of their heroic actions on Aug. 5, 2012, when they intervened during a hate crime attack at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, WI.

Community members, students and local police relaunch the Not In Our Town group in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Together, they sign the Not In Our Town pledge to stand up to hate, and talk about how to improve relationships between local law enforcement and community members.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Who cares about standing up to hate and intolerance? 

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

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?

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.

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

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