STOP AAPI HATE RESOURCES
To report a hate crime in progress or an emergency, call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, call (858) 565-5200.
What is a Hate Incident?
Generally, speech is not enough to charge a hate crime. To charge a hate crime, speech must threaten violence, target a specific person or group, and the offender must have the apparent ability to carry out the threat. Speech that does not meet these criteria, however ugly, intimidating, and upsetting, still does not meet criminal behavior. Behavior that may cause an individual to feel like a victim of a hate crime can be documented as a “Hate Incident.”
What is A Hate Crime?
A hate crime is a criminal act committed against another person that is motivated by prejudice against certain characteristics of that person. The California Penal Code outlines these characteristics in section 422.55:
- San Diego API Coalition Resources for Asian Pacific Islander Communities
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