Andrew Cuomo

Governments, elected leaders respond to uptick in hate crime

Amid reports of hate crimes and hate speech following the election of Republican Donald Trump as president, there have been calls from some governments and elected officials for stronger anti-hate crime laws, a crackdown on offenders and hotlines for citizens to report harassment and intimidation.

Here are some of the steps taken across the U.S. since Election Day on Nov. 8.

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BIAS HOTLINES

A hotline created by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's office last week to report incidents of harassment or intimidation of minority groups in the state already has logged hundreds of calls.

The Democrat said her office created the hotline in response...

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