Crime… and its Aftermath

HATE CRIMES EXPLAINED: Lesson 4

If You Are a Victim of a Hate Crime

  • If you are the victim of any crime, report it to police right away.
  • If you believe you are the victim of a hate crime, tell police why you think so.
  • If you know who is victimizing you, go to court and ask for a restraining order.
    • Also tell police when you report the crime that you want a restraining order against the person.
  • If the attacker is found to have committed hate crime, the judge may add years to the offender’s prison sentence.
  • The judge can also order them to pay “restitution,” which may include medical bills, property damage, and graffiti removal.

 

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