Understanding and Reporting Hate Crimes

In one of our events, APAGOA member @bunny_operator talked about how important it is to understand what defines a hate crimes and why it’s important to report them. 

@bunny_operator recorded a new version of the presentation and made it available to the general public. Watch it below.

Understanding and Reporting Hate Crimes by @bunny_operator

From @bunny_operator’s YouTube video page:


On August 22, 2021 I was invited by the Asian Pacific American Gun Owners Association (APAGOA) to assist with their new shooter event and provide public education on hate crimes.  The presentation was well received, so I felt that it was appropriate to release a video on the subject to help anyone else.

Note that due to the location of the original presentation the data shown is California and Asian demographic specific; however, it can be adapted for other locales and demographics.  You’ll need to research your local state’s statistics and the specific demographics that you need from the federal sites listed.

Resources from the presentation:

Federal Resources
• Title 18 U.S. Code § 249: https://law.justia.com/codes/us/2018/title-18/part-i/chapter-13/sec-249
• FBI Hate Crimes Information: https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/ucr/hate-crime
• FBI UCR Hate Crimes Statistics: https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime
• BJS National Crime Victimization Survey: https://bjs.ojp.gov/programs/ncvs

California Department of Justice (CA DOJ)
• CA Penal Code 422.55: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=PEN&sectionNum=422.55
• Office of the Attorney General: https://oag.ca.gov/home
• Hate crimes brochures (multiple languages): https://oag.ca.gov/hatecrimes
• Open Justice: https://openjustice.doj.ca.gov 2020
• Anti-Asian hate crimes report: https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/media/anti-asian-hc-report.pdf
• Victim Services / CA Marsy’s Law: hhttps://oag.ca.gov/victimservices/content/bill_of_rights

From @bunny_operator on YoutTube: What is a Hate Crime? Reporting Hate Crimes – Official Government Stats – California DOJ, FBI UCR

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