Diverse cops make the difference in policing hate

Hate crimes are on the rise nationwide, including here in San Francisco, where the city’s diversity also happens to be a hallmark of the San Francisco Police Department’s (SFPD) Hate Crimes Unit. It’s one of just a handful of such units across the country, and officials say its diversity is a key part of its […]

SJSU president appoints ex-judge to lead panel to probe alleged campus hate crimes

SAN JOSE (Bay City News) — The president of San Jose State University announced Dec. 5 that a former judge would lead a task force to look into hate crimes by four white students against a black student that allegedly occurred on campus from August to October. Mohammad Qayoumi, in a letter e-mailed to students, […]

No felony charges in alleged hate crimes against African American SJSU student

SAN JOSE (Bay City News Service) — San Jose State University’s president told about 500 students at a campus rally that he had “failed” a black student who was the alleged victim of hate crimes by four white roommates in a campus housing unit. “What has really happened has scrutinized the leadership that I have […]

FBI to track hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus, Arabs, others

WASHINGTON — Rep. Mike Honda released the following statement Aug. 2 after the Department of Justice announced that, following its recommendation, the FBI would begin tracking hate crimes against Sikh, Hindu, Arab, Buddhist, Mormon, Jehovah’s Witness and Orthodox Christian individuals: “I was proud to fight for this much-needed policy change that will bring attention to […]

RABBIT RAMBLINGS: A call to protest the ‘gross miscarriages of justice’

Today (July 13), soon after the not guilty verdict on the George Zimmerman case was announced, I am feeling ashamed of being an American. This is obviously not the greatest country in the world if a 17-year-old boy can be killed on a sidewalk while walking home from a 7-Eleven store. This young person was […]

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