Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Governments, Elected Leaders Respond to Uptick in Hate Crime

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Governments, Elected Leaders Respond to Uptick in Hate Crime

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HARTFORD, Conn. * Amid reports of hate crimes and hate speech after the election of Republican Donald Trump as president, there have been calls from some governments and elected officials for stronger anti-hate crime laws, a crackdown on offenders and hotlines for people to report harassment .

Here are some of the steps taken across the U.S.

BIAS HOTLINES

A hotline created by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's office last week to report incidents of harassment or intimidation of minority groups in the state already has logged hundreds of calls.

Healey, a Democrat, said her office set up the hotline in response to bias-motivated threats around the country.

Meanwhile, Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn, a Democrat, has urged residents of his state who believe they are victims of threats based on their personal characteristics to call the state's Department of Justice. …

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