FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2012
Rusty Kennedy at (714) 567-7465 or firstname.lastname@example.org
James Armendaris at (714) 567-5117 or email@example.com
Hate Crimes Up in Orange County in 2011
OC Human Relations Releases the 2011 Hate Crime Report
The 2011 Orange County Hate Crime Report shows a considerable increase in hate crimes over the prior year. As OC Human Relations prepares to release the 2011 Report on Hate Crimes, it is important to recognize that each of the hate crimes and incidents included in the report represents one of our neighbors who was targeted simply because of some aspect of their being – their ethnicity, religion, race, sexual orientation or ability.
To ensure a healthy and peaceful community, a constant effort needs to be made to improve awareness, respect and appreciation for the diverse communities that comprise Orange County’s population.
Please join OC Human Relations, law enforcement and community leaders on August 30th as we examine the report and discuss the implications of under-reporting in our community.
Rusty Kennedy, Executive Director,
OC Human Relations Council
Chief Dave Maggard, Chief of Police, Irvine Police Department and OC Human Relations Commissioner
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The report will be posted to the OC Human Relations website, as are previous reports.
About OC Human Relations
Since 1971, OC Human Relations has worked to build bridges of understanding to promote a vision of our community where all people are valued and included and our diversity is realized as a source of strength. For more information, visit www.ochumanrelations.org. Connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ochumanrelations or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WeAreOneOC.
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