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Majority of NJ bias incidents in 2021 involved verbal abuse

Clip: 06/21/2022 | 2m

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According to state leaders, hate and bias crimes are happening more frequently to specific populations in New Jersey. In 2021, more than 1,800 bias incidents were reported in the state, 29% more than the previous year. Anti-Asian hate crimes were up 87% and anti-LGBTQ crimes rose 65%. Racially motivated crimes against Black and Jewish residents were also up.

Aired: 06/21/22 | Rating: NR

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