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Citing a dramatic increase in hate crimes reported in Los Angeles, the LA City Council instructed the police department Tuesday to develop measures to protect “vulnerable institution” from violence and vandalism.
LAPD recently reported total hate crimes increased 10.3% in 2019 compared to the prior year. That number has risen 40% over the last four years.
“Hate crimes continue to rise across our country, but today, Los Angeles is taking a stand,” Councilman David Ryu said. “We will not give in to fear or cynicism. We will not accept this as the new normal.”