California Establishes Commission To Monitor, Track Hate Crimes
October 21, 2021
California has approved new legislation to address the growing epidemic of hate crimes and incidents in the state.
The new bill, AB 1126, establishes the first statewide commission to monitor and track hate crimes and recommend policy to the state leaders and legislators. It was signed in law by Governor Gavin Newsom last week.
The Commission on the State of Hate is “a necessary step towards understanding who is perpetrating these crimes, who is being targeted, and how we can develop policy solutions,” said Assembly member Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), author of the new bill. “AB 11...