Just three days after a Washington, D.C., march calling for the U.S. Justice Department to do more in addressing hate crimes and racial injustice in America, the FBI on Monday released a report showing that hate crime incidents rose nearly 8 percent last year.
More than half of those crimes were motivated by racial prejudice, the report stated.
Police across the nation reported 7,722 criminal incidents in 2006 targeting victims or property as a result of bias against a race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin or physical or mental disability. That was up 7.8 percent from 7,163 incidents reported in 2005.
We need to stop the madness. We have to live on this earth together. You ever put toddlers in a sandbox, all ethinic groups, shapes, sizes, with lots of toys. What do they do? They play. If they have fights, it is about possession. Not about skin color, eye color, religious affliation, political affliation, ect.Let the madness stop.