9, 2016. http://carterriveraspace.rachelstevens.us/2016/10/02/basic-answers-on-finding-factors-of-interview(Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) By City News Service # Comments Local law enforcement officials said today they are committed to working together to stem hate crimes and urged the public to report any attacks, vandalism or other incidents motivated primarily by hatred of a particular group. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer was joined by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Assistant Sheriff Anthony La Berge at City Hall to assure the public that they will put their resources toward prosecuting people who perpetrate hate crimes. Feuer, describing such acts as un-American, pointed to a recent incident in which an El Camino Real High School student reported that a classmate tried to pull off her hijab head covering. medical job interviewFeuer said victims of hate crimes need to know that we will stand up for them and that were here to protect them, that we will vigorously prosecute hate crimes. Lacey said hate crimes committed against anyone in our community will be backed with a strong response by law enforcement and prosecutors. RELATED STORY: LA County supervisor calls for task force to protect immigrants after Trump victory Authorities said hate crimes can be reported by calling the toll-free ASKLAPD line at (877) 275-5273. The number of reported hate crimes grew 7 percent nationwide last year, which includes a 67 percent jump in crimes directed at Muslims, according to FBI figures. In the Los Angeles area, the countys Human Relations Commission found that following seven years of decline, reported hate crimes grew for the first time by 24 percent , with Muslims seeing a 38 percent increase, according to Feuer. Authorities consider hate crimes to be those acts committed because of antipathy based on someones real or perceived race, skin color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, disability or religion, Lacey said. RELATED STORY: Hate crimes against blacks, Latinos, transgender women surge in LA County Misdemeanor hate crime offenders face up to a year in jail and as much as a $5,000 fine, while felony hate crimes carry a sentence of up to three years in state prison and as much as $10,000 in penalties, Lacey said. Beck said that unlike traditional crimes that typically affect one person or a small group of people, the repercussions of hate crimes tend to permeate through the community. When your car is stolen, or your window is broken, that doesnt affect your neighbors, Beck said.
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