Another crime crackdown is in the works in the City of Seattle. Seattle is out to squelch hate crimes by stepping up its efforts to reduce malicious harassment around the city. Mayor Murray announced this past Thursday, along with Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, that the city is going to make a concerted effort to reduce crimes against people based on their sexual orientation. The increased effort comes after a number of violent attacks in the Capitol Hill area.
To initiate this plan, local businesses, educational institutions and organizations will be provided with decals and information on how to report hate crimes around the city. In addition, there will be training on when to call 911, how to shelter crime victims until police arrive and proactive outreach about working with the police department’s LGBT liaison officer.
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