From: Irene M. Muro, Outreach Coordinator
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, CHIRLA
This was taken off of KFWB's web site....
Cherylynn Sara Hoff
Senior Human Relations Specialist
Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations
236 Hate Crimes Reported In California Since Sept. 11 (KFWB) 10.12.01, 7:55a
-- California Attorney General Bill Lockyer's office says police in six
major cities are investigating an average of 10 anti-Arab hate crimes a day
since the terrorist attacks.
In Los Angeles, 167 hate crimes have been reported as of the end of
A number of ethnic minorities have been targeted in the 236 crimes
documented throughout the state so far. Arab-Americans, Muslims,
Afghan-Americans, Sikhs, Asians, and others who appear to be Arab but are
not, have all faced discrimination.
Lockyer says encouraging tolerance remains an important goal.