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CSUSB center recognizes effort of neighbors protecting and supporting Asian American family targeted with racial slurs, vandalism
KCAL 9 Los Angeles
Feb. 22, 2021

The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at CSUSB gave a group of Ladera Ranch residents an award for their effort to protect one of their neighbors – an Asian American family that had been targeted with racial slurs and vandalism by some local teens. The teens’ parents are threatening legal action against the neighbor who organized the watchful vigil.

As Orange County sheriff’s investigators try to determine who the teens are, Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, gave the community group an award for protecting their neighbors. He says the harassment could be a federal offense or a hate crime, and if they are charged and convicted, could put the teens behind bars.

“The more they do it, the more evidence they leave,” Levin said. “The big question is what is the intent? But I’ll tell you something, whoever’s doing this is on very thin ice.”

Watch the video segment and read the complete article at “Only On KCAL 9: Organizer of Good Samaritan effort to protect Asian American family is threatened with possible defamation lawsuit.”

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