STATEMENT: City Council Passes Hate Crime Motion

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, City Council approved a motion co-introduced by Councilmember Ryu and a report from Public Safety Committee requesting the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the City Attorney to report on recent trends in hate crimes and religious, ethnic or racially motivated violence, as well as the efforts to respond to hate crimes and steps that can be taken to enhance security around high holidays. It further requests the City Administrative Officer to report on any Federal, State or local funding that can be used to enhance security around faith and cultural institutions. Councilmember Ryu made the following statement:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 24, 2017

 

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STATEMENT: City Council Passes Hate Crime Motion

Motion co-introduced by Councilmembers Ryu, Koretz, Blumenfield and Englander moves to protect religious and ethnic minorities

 

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, City Council approved a motion co-introduced by Councilmember Ryu and a report from Public Safety Committee requesting the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the City Attorney to report on recent trends in hate crimes and religious, ethnic or racially motivated violence, as well as the efforts to respond to hate crimes and steps that can be taken to enhance security around high holidays. It further requests the City Administrative Officer to report on any Federal, State or local funding that can be used to enhance security around faith and cultural institutions. Councilmember Ryu made the following statement:

“Today we took an important step to combat hate and protect our diverse communities. Today the City Council made clear that it will not tolerate hate in Los Angeles,” Councilmember Ryu said. “In the past year, we have seen an uptick in hate crimes and an emboldening of hate groups. This motion takes a stand on the side of religious, ethnic and cultural groups that have faced these crimes and deserve our full support.”

Councilmember Ryu co-introduced the motion with Councilmembers Paul Koretz (CD5), Bob Blumenfield (CD3), and Mitch Englander (CD12) in March of last year after numerous anti-Semitic hate incidents were reported in Council District Four and throughout Los Angeles. It’s approval today begins the process of identifying funding and strategies for enhancing security and protecting faith and cultural institutions across the City.

“There is no room for hate in Los Angeles,” Councilmember Ryu said. “I am proud to see my colleagues approve this motion and look forward to taking measurable steps to protect our diverse City.”

Read the motion here.

Read the report from Public Safety Committee here.

 

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Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys.


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