Community and law enforcement leaders in San Diego County are taking part in a state-wide United Against Hate Week campaign beginning on Monday, with several events scheduled through Saturday.
The UAH campaign, which emerged from a poster campaign by Bay Area Cities, has spread to more than 200 communities. San Diego County is participating in this campaign for the first time.
The campaign calls for local civic action to stop the hate and biases that pose a dangerous threat to the safety and civility of neighborhoods, towns, and cities, spearheaded by the San Diego Regional Anti-hate Coalition and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
“I stand united against hate alongside the dedicated team at the DA’s office, our diverse communities and law enforcement,” said San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan. “Hate-fueled crimes that target people based on their race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender or disability harms the victim and also spreads fear throughout the community. We will not tolerate this, which is why prosecuting hate crimes is a priority for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. In combatting hate crimes, we nearly tripled the number of hate crime cases we have prosecuted in recent years, we protected victims harmed by hate and we increased access to reporting hate incidents online.”
The full calendar of events can be accessed at: https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdca/united-against-hate.
Members of the public are encouraged to report hate incidents and hate crimes to the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-CALL-FBI or online at https://tips.fbi.gov/. Please call 911 if you need emergency assistance.