Hate speech

Brit Howard

Police continue to investigate hate speech graffiti painted on private and public spaces in Eugene earlier this week. The city encourages anyone with information or suspicion-- to take it to E.P.D.-- not social media.

Freedom of speech is an integral part of the U.S.A’s national identity. It allows us to freely engage in civil discourse, openly critique powerful institutions, and promote new ideas to improve our society. However, freedom of speech is also used to justify hate speech. This has led to a series of questions that are increasingly being asked nationwide.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Activists gathered outside Pacific Continental Bank’s headquarters in downtown Eugene today.  They say the bank’s associated with a trust that supports several hate groups. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

Lane County Court.

Police have arrested a man they say recently threatened to kill Muslim worshippers at the Eugene Islamic Center.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the same man was taken in after allegedly committing other bias crimes at Monroe Park. 

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The Oregon Senate has approved a bill that widens the definition – and consequences – of crimes based on a victim’s characteristics and identity.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

Racist Stickers Found On Eugene's Willamette Street

Jun 6, 2016
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Stickers with racist messages were found this week on new light signals installed on Willamette Street in Eugene. And this isn’t the first time hate speech has been spotted in Lane County.