Report: OC Hate Crimes Against Muslim and Jewish Communities Rise in 2017
Updated: Aug 14
Park benches defaced with swastikas, a black man beaten while being called a “nigger,” and a Muslim woman having her hijab torn off by a man who physically assaulted her with a metal canteen are just a few of the documented incidents from last year displaying a rising hate in Orange County. In tracking it all, the Orange County Human Relations Commission released its 28th annual hate crimes report on Tuesday detailing disturbing trends. Muslims, Jews and people thought to be Middle Eastern found themselves at the unfortunate end of the hate spike.
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