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There have been, just in my small universe, three incidents in the last four days of individuals using “go back home”, “this is my country”, “where are you from” “get out muzzie C^&*” interactions in the last four days. All three of the incidents were in Petworth/Park View. Two of them may be related. We, some of us lawyers, have checked DC ACLU, and SPLC, and there’s not a specific reporting mechanism on issues like this within DC.
Could you please ask people to fill out this form if they have had any incidents. And if there’s someone who specializes in how to turn these encounters into appropriate identification and tracking of bad actors to pass on ways to do so?”
After two friends within an hour, and three within two days faced confrontations that tread the hate-crime line, we are creating this self-reporting form for individuals to report incidents of intimidation, hate crime, and other danger in the face of political beliefs. The hope is we can establish patterns if needed. All responses will be kept confidential, and contact information if disclosed will only be kept by the database administrator.