Hate Crimes Continue To Increase In California, With More Than Half Involving Racial Bias
Experts say that the changing demographics in California and the increased presence of organized hate groups in the state have combined to drive up hate crimes in recent years.
Los Angeles Times:
Hate Crimes Rise In California For Third Straight Year, State Report Says
Hate crimes increased across California for the third straight year in 2017, an uptick experts have blamed on President Trump’s vitriolic rhetoric toward minorities and the resurgence of hate groups in the state. There were 1,093 reported hate crimes in California in 2017, a 17.4% increase, according to a report released Monday by the California attorney general’s office. Hate crimes have increased annually since 2014, jumping roughly 44% in that three-year span, records show. (Queally, 7/10)
In other news from across the state —
Verity Health System May Sell Hospitals To Improve Finances
Verity Health System announced Tuesday it may sell some or all of its six hospitals as it works to fix the financial and operational problems that have dogged the safety-net provider for years. The Redwood City, Calif.-based health system has undergone significant ownership changes in recent years. One year ago, Los Angeles-based health technology company NantWorks, led by controversial entrepreneur Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, announced it had acquired a majority stake in Verity's management company. (Bannow, 7/10)