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Attorney General's Hate Crime Listening Session

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is looking to change hate crime legislation.

Posted: Jan 9, 2019 11:13 PM

MEDFORD-- This evening raw emotional stories were shared.

Anonymous, "I work in the landscaping business. There have been many instances that the white young people driving in their cars start yelling at me. That they are going to call immigration on me. Some have even stuck their heads out of the windows and spat at me."

Some of these stories were anonymous. One woman shared her own story. She found a sheet in front of her home. At first she thought it was her kids that left a mess.

"As soon as I started to unfold the sheet, there was a very hateful message on the sheet. 'Wetbacks must be bled like rodents. White supreme forever.' I was shocked and was brought to tears.

One of the volunteers that read a story was Sarah Spansail. She read a young Mexican man's story about being chased by police officers and he says for no reason, but for the color of his skin. The story went on to say that he ran for his life fearing he would be hurt.

Sarah Spansail says, "I just felt like it was really important that people who don't have the fear of reputation in the public or their schools or in their community share these stories."

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum listened to each person's story and opinions from the public about hate crime laws.

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says, "So that we can irradiate hate in this state. It's that simple, but it's also that challenging."

The Attorney General says these stories will help move legislation about hate crimes forward. Which could make hate crimes more severe.

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