Special Edition: Hate Crime Response & Resources

Our Mission Is To Maintain And Strengthen The City’s Diversity, Equity, And Accountability.
On Friday, I hosted ‘No Place For Hate’, a live conversation led by LA Civil Rights with city and AAPI community leaders about hate against the Asian Americans and Pacific Islander community and how LA is responding. You can watch it here.
The data is clear – hate against Asian Americans is reaching an all-time high. In 2020 alone, hate crimes against AAPIs increased in the City of Los Angeles by 114%. This comes after five years of increasing hate in LA – and when any one group in Los Angeles is stigmatized – we all suffer.
LA Civil Rights stands in firm solidarity with the AAPI community, and anyone facing hate in Los Angeles. We are working to not only respond to hate, but proactively build a more resilient and equitable city where all communities feel empowered, included and safe. It was inspiring to see our city leaders stand together and make clear that hate has no home in Los Angeles.
‘No Place For Hate’ was our department’s third anti-hate event – but it is far from our last. In the coming weeks, I will be excited to share with you some of the programs and initiatives that LA Civil Rights is working on to turn the tide of hate and support Los Angeles’ diverse communities.
Because Los Angeles belongs to all of us – and all of us build a better Los Angeles.
– Capri Maddox
Executive Director,
Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department
WATCH: No Place For Hate
No Place For Hate featured Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Attorney Mike Feuer, Councilmember Nithya Raman, LAPD Chief Bea Girmala, Manjusha Kulkarni of Stop AAPI Hate. It includes critical information on how to report a hate crime or incident, steps the city is taking to protect victims, and resources available for victims, communities and allies.
Tools for reporting a hate crime or incident:
Report a hate crime or hate incident to LAPD. All LAPD officers are trained to take hate crime and hate incident reports. Report a hate crime at any police station or by calling 9-1-1. You can also call the LAPD tipline at 877-529-3835.
Report a hate crime or hate incident to LA County. Los Angeles County collects reports regarding hate crimes, hate incidents, and bias-motivated behavior. By filing a report as a victim, witness, or advocate for a victim of hate crimes, hate acts, or bullying, reporters will be referred to resources in their local community and have the option to receive personalized follow up from a 211 care coordinator. Information can be submitted anonymously online, by calling 2-1-1, or by calling (800) 339-6993.
Report anti-Asian hate online at Stop AAPI Hate or at Asian Americans Advancing Justice. They provide in-language support including Korean, Chinese, Tagalog, and more. Report discriminatory incidents based on religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or level of ability to the Anti-Defamation League.
Find more resources and information at civilandhumanrights.lacity.org/stophate.
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