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San Diego US Attorney Discusses Rise In Reported Hate Crimes

Tom Garing cleans up racist graffiti painted on the side of a mosque in what ...

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Above: Tom Garing cleans up racist graffiti painted on the side of a mosque in what officials are calling an apparent hate crime, in Roseville, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017.

San Diego U.S. Attorney Discusses Rise In Reported Hate Crimes

GUEST:

Adam Braverman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California

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Stop the Hate Forum

When: Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

Where: Balboa Park Club Santa Fe Room, 2150 Pan American Rd West

Cost: Free and open to the public

It could be your religion, your race or your sexual orientation that makes you the target of a hate crime in San Diego.

Recent FBI data shows there was a 15 percent jump in reported hate crimes in 2017 from the year before.

Nationwide, the number of reported hate crimes climbed 17 percent from 2016.

San Diego U.S. Attorney Adam Braverman will address the latest statistics in a public forum Wednesday. The "Stop the Hate" forum is being co-sponsored by the San Diego Regional Hate Crimes Coalition. It will feature panels of prosecutors explaining legal rights, resources and other community speakers.

U.S. Attorney Braverman joins Midday Edition Wednesday to discuss what might be driving the uptick in reported hate crimes.

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