Multiple copies of Tagg Magazine — which declares it’s dedicated to everything lesbian, queer and under the rainbow — were discovered on April 25 tied with a rope and hung from a light post in Adams Morgan.
The trend mirrors a national increase in reported hate crimes. The most common incident was vandalism. Around 60 were assaults.
D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham acknowledged the District’s troubling rise in hate crimes over the past few years. Police are also searching for the suspects involved in what Newsham said seems to be an unprovoked attack in D.C.’s U Street neighborhood.
With the increase of hate crimes across the D.C. region, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger said community policing is essential for officers to connect with diverse communities.
Following a wave of hate incidents at universities throughout the D.C. area, a new protocol for reporting hate incidents and crimes has been established for University of Maryland students.
Each year, for the past three years, LGBT advocacy groups have tallied the killings of more than 20 transgender people in the U.S. Yet state or federal hate crime laws are rarely used to prosecute the slayings.
The two young men previously charged with sneaking onto the roof of Crofton Middle School and hanging a noose have now been charged with hate crimes.
Faith leaders attending an interfaith Seder dinner Sunday said the rising number of hate crimes across the D.C. area has produced an outpouring of community support for targeted groups.
Hate crimes rose by more than 42 percent in Montgomery County last year, with 21 incidents occurring at schools and colleges.
Instead of race-based crimes, Montgomery County sees more hate crimes based on religion than any other single factor. And in 2016, most of those were anti-Semitic. “Our community is concerned,” one rabbi said.
D.C. police recorded 107 hate crimes in 2016, up from 66 the year before. D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said the increase could be because more people feel comfortable going to police.
Rais Bhuiyan was shot by someone who hated him without knowing him. He not only forgave the man; he fought to save his life. Now he spends his life teaching the importance of forgiveness and of handling conflicts with empathy.
Virginia’s attorney general is pushing for changes to the state’s hate crime law following a rise in hate crimes and what he calls a major philosophical shift in Washington following the presidential election.
A breakdown of the numbers in D.C. and Maryland’s largest counties show, in fact, there is an uptick in crimes motivated by hate.
Announcement by the state’s attorney general follows a recent nationwide increase in vandalism and other intimidating incidents.
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