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California state lawmakers introduce two bills to combat anti-Asian hate crime

The web portal Stop AAPI Hate, which allows victims of hate crime to self report incidents in one of several Asian languages, has logged over 10,370 reports since March 2020. More than 16 percent of the incidents involved physical violence.

California lawmakers have introduced two bills aiming to curb anti-Asian American hate crimes. (Sikh Coalition photo)

California lawmakers introduced two bills in the state Legislature Feb. 17 aimed at combating the surge of hate crimes targeting Asian Americans.

The web portal Stop AAPI Hate, which allows victims of hate crime to self report incidents in one of several Asian languages, has logged over 10,370 reports since March 2020. More than 16 percent of the incidents involved physical violence.

Forty percent of the reports came from California, which is home to the largest AAPI population in the US.

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