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L.A. ‘first or second’ in U.S. for hate crimes, expert says
KNX Radio Los Angeles
Feb. 7, 2024
Brian Levin, founding director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, commented on a preliminary report that shows hate crimes rose by more than 15% in the nation’s 10 largest cities in 2023, with Los Angeles shamefully leading the pack.
“L.A. will either be first or second this year for the most hate crimes reported in the United States since national data collection began,” said Levin. “It's either going to be New York or Los Angeles when we get the final data in.”
The L.A. County Human Relations Commission’s 2022 Hate Crime Report documented an 18% increase in hate crimes from the previous year, reaching the highest number in more than 20 years. The county broke records for the number of anti-transgender crimes and anti-immigrant slurs.
Four seek 1st District seat on Riverside County Board of Supervisors
Feb. 6, 2024
Gracie Torres, a CSUSB adjunct instructor of chemistry who is currently serving on the Western Municipal Water District board, is one of four people on the March 4 ballot for Riverside County’s 1st District seat on the Board of Supervisors.
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