According to Leftists, violent clashes and arrests as a result of political intolerance increased in 2016 on California college campuses and at political rallies.
That according to researchers in a report presented last week to Los Angeles County officials.
Frayed race relations, demographic changes and political divisions along with distrust in institutions and the democratic process all contributed to the rise of hate crimes and extremism, said Brian Levin, a terrorism expert and professor at Cal State San Bernardino the report’s author.
He presented it last week during a quarterly meeting of Los Angeles County’s Network Against Hate Crime.
In California, a hate crime is “a criminal act of intimidation, harassment, physical force or threat toward a person or property because of someone’s actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.”
“We saw a definite spike,” Levin said.
Source: Long Beach Press-Telegram