Hate crimes decline in area

first_imgOnly Pico Rivera and La Habra Heights showed a slight increase. The former logged one hate crime in 2005 and two in 2006 while the latter went from zero to one. In the Nov. 22, 2005 Pico Rivera case, a man punched a woman he accused of being a lesbian and having a relationship with his wife, according to Lt. Dave Bobier of the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station. The station logged two hate crimes the following year. He said a racial epithet was painted on a fence owned by an African-American woman on Aug. 25, 2006, and someone carved an insult on a gay man’s car on Sept. 10, 2006. Bobier said the slight increase doesn’t mean it’s a trend. “You’re talking about an additional incident. It’s not an ongoing problem in the area,” he said. “It doesn’t point to a problem in the area.” Statistics kept by the sheriff’s Norwalk Station showed fewer hate crimes than what appeared in the FBI report. Sgt. Eric Fox said there were two racially motivated incidents in Norwalk and none in La Mirada for 2006. A racial slur was written on a fence and eggs thrown at a Norwalk house on April 20, 2006, he said. The victim was African-American. Eight days later, a minor who is African-American was the victim in an incident in which the suspects were Latino juveniles. Fox didn’t know the details of this case. Of the two La Mirada cases in 2005, the earliest one happened Jan. 9 and the victims were two African-American women and one African-American man. No details were available on this incident. Fox said the other case happened Dec. 24, 2005, when someone put a swastika on a Latino’s car. According to the FBI report, of the 7,720 incidents, 51.8 percent were motivated by a racial bias, 18.9 percent by a religious bias, 15.5 percent by a sexual-orientation bias, and 12.7 percent by an ethnicity/national origin bias. One percent involved bias against a disability. African Americans accounted for 66 percent of the 5,020 hate crime victims followed by whites at 21 percent, Asian/Pacific Islanders at 4.8 percent and about 2 percent were American Indians/Alaskan natives. The study found that 58.6 percent of the 7,330 known offenders were white and 20.6 percent were African American. The race was unknown for 12.9 percent, and other races accounted for the remaining known offenders. The suspects used intimidation in 46 percent of the 5,449 hate crimes classified as crimes against a person. Simple assaults accounted for 31.9 percent and aggravated assaults for 21.6 percent. Of the 3,593 offenses classified as crimes against property, 81 percent were acts of destruction/vandalism. The remaining 19 percent of crimes against property consisted of robbery, burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft, arson and other crimes. The bulk of the incidents happened in or near homes. The next most common location is on the streets, followed by colleges or schools, in parking lots or garages and at houses of worship. The Associated Press contributed to this story. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre An estimated 12,620 law enforcement agencies across the country participated in the FBI report. About 2,105 of the 12,620 law enforcement agencies reported 7,722 hate crime incidents involving 9,080 offenses to the FBI last year. The rest of the agencies said no hate crimes happened in their area. The FBI breaks down the type of hate crimes as those against a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or physical or mental disability. In 2005, Norwalk had nine hate crimes reported while Whittier, La Habra and La Mirada had two each. Pico Rivera reported one case. Montebello, Santa Fe Springs and La Habra Heights also reported no hate crimes in 2005. Search: Look up hate crime statistics in your city Fewer hate crimes occurred in local communities last year, according to a 2006 FBI report released Monday. Norwalk had the most number of incidents reported for the Whittier area with five followed by Pico Rivera with two. La Mirada, La Habra Heights each had one hate crime. Whittier, Santa Fe Springs, Montebello and La Habra had zero hate crimes for last year. last_img read more

Rain expected to return to region by end of week

first_img Since about 6:30 p.m. Monday, outages have affected 14,500 DWP customers in various areas, including downtown Los Angeles, Cheviot Hills and Canoga Park. Highs today will be mostly in the 60s. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Another system was expected to move in on Thursday or Friday, bringing about a half inch of rain, she said. The California Highway Patrol reported 210 accidents on Los Angeles County freeways and unincorporated surface streets, mostly rain-related fender benders, between midnight and 7 a.m. Tuesday, compared with 35 for the same period last week. “It was a very busy morning, with a lot of solo traffic collisions, especially on on- and off-ramps and freeway transition roads,” CHP patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos said. “Fortunately, there were no fatalities and no major-injury collisions.” The heaviest rain fell in the Angeles National Forest, where some areas reported more than five inches. About 7,100 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers were without electricity Tuesday. As of 9 a.m., about 2,100 customers in the Silver Lake area, 1,200 downtown and 1,200 in El Sereno were without power, said Gale Harris of the DWP. The Southland was expected to get a brief break from the wet weather today as a warm Pacific storm moves out of the region, but weather forecasters say rain will return by the end of the week. Despite strong downpours Monday, Los Angeles is still drier than normal for the season. “We’re 3.5 inches below normal in downtown Los Angeles,” said Jaime Smith, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, based in Oxnard. The normal total for a rainy season in Los Angeles, measured from July 1 to June 30, is about 10.8 inches, she said. last_img read more

Redmi K20 Pro Avengers Edition shown off in hands-on images

first_imgThe Redmi K20 and K20 Pro were launched in China earlier this year and are set to make their way to India on July 17. The phones have already received a lot of praises for offering disruptive specs and a unique design that includes a flamed finish rear panel. Last week, Xiaomi launched a special Redmi K20 Pro Marvel Hero Limited Edition smartphone in China for all the Avengers fans out there who are still talking about Avengers: Endgame. Now, we have some real-life images of what the Redmi K20 Pro Avengers edition phone looks like.Some hands-on images of the Redmi K20 Pro Avengers Edition popped up on Weibo, showing off the smartphones unique finishing. The 3D rear panel has a black and grey gradient design with an Iron Man suit finish. We can also see some red accents on the top camera module and the power button on the side. The images only show the Redmi K20 Pro Avengers Edition phone from the back. There is no real-life image of the retail box, but we know that the box will offer an Avengers themes as well and will include a blue case with the Avengers logo on it along with a collectible badge. Oppo offered something similar with the F11 Pro Avengers edition as well. Meanwhile, Realme has also launched a Realme X Spider-Man: Far From Home edition to coincide with the release of the movie this month.The Redmi K20 Pro Avengers edition only sees changes on the outside, while the specs remain similar to the original model. Redmi K20 Pro sports a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with no notch, a flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset, 48MP triple camera setup and a 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging, among other things. The Avenger Edition Redmi K20 Pro is offered with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.advertisementThe Redmi K20 and K20 Pro will launch in India next week on Wednesday, July 17. The regular Redmi K20 is powered by a Snapdragon 730 chipset and is expected to launch around Rs 18,000, while the Redmi K20 Pro is expected to slot somewhere around Rs 25,000. It is unclear whether the Redmi K20 Pro Avengers Edition will be making its way to India.ALSO READ | Redmi K20, K20 Pro Flipkart availability teased, launching in India on July 17ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi 7A review: A good upgrade over Redmi 6Alast_img read more