hate crimes

A federal grand jury in Denver has indicted the man accused of plotting to blow up a synagogue in Pueblo on three charges, including the original charge of a federal hate crime.

Temple Emanuel in Pueblo plans to install security cameras after the arrest of a man who allegedly planned to blow up the synagogue over the weekend. A statement from Temple Emanuel says police have also increased area patrols. A Southern Colorado man has been charged with a federal hate crime.

The number of hate crimes committed in Colorado held relatively steady last year, but groups working to prevent these crimes remain concerned.

Standing Up To Hate

Dec 28, 2016
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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Lecia Brooks of the Southern Poverty Law Center about the recent increase in hate crimes across the country, why the SPLC is tracking them, and how to stand up to a hate crime if you witness one.