Hello Residents of 6 West. This past Tuesday there was a Stop the Hate session. This session was a deeper dive into hate crimes. Did you know that in four states there are no hate crime laws? You might be thinking, what is a hate crime? A hate crime is a crime the has been committed that was motivated by hate. For example if someone keyed a swastika into a car that is a hate crime because there is a crime being committed (Vandalism). But what happens if someone just puts pieces of paper with swastikas on it under windshield wipers? That would be a bias incident. A hate crime is always a bias incident, but a bias incident is not always a hate crime.
I hope that you will all be free to go to the next Stop the Hate with me!
- Austin Hayes