In its never-ending crusade to stay ahead of the leftist curve, California now has a hotline dedicated to luring citizens into snitching on their neighbors over so-called “hate crimes.”
According to the “California vs. Hate” website, it is a “non-emergency hate incident and hate crime reporting system to support individuals and communities targeted for hate.”
The hotline, which was launched May 4, offers victims “options for next steps after an act of hate.” It claims to “connect people targeted for hate with culturally competent resources and care coordination services.”
Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state service is a response to a rise in hate crimes in California. Incidents reportedly jumped by 33% from 2020 to 2021, and the governor said the increase will not be tolerated.
California instituted a hate crime tip line in light of rising crime levels.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 7, 2023
He told reporters that “we stand firm for a California for All and it is important that we hold perpetrators accountable for their actions and provide resources for those individuals victimized by hate crimes.”
Newsom added that resources are available to assist victims with “lingering wounds” they carry after “such a horrendous crime.” Reports may be filed in 15 languages through the online portal and in over 200 languages through the hotline.
On the CAvsHate.org website, a hate incident is explained as “a hostile expression or action that may be motivated by bias against another person’s actual or perceived identity.
It lists examples as “derogatory name-calling, bullying, hate mail, and refusing service.”
The hotline is not intended to replace a call to the police in an emergency situation but is a way to inform the government that someone has said something or committed an act that is offensive. It states it is not operated by the police and will only involve law enforcement with permission.
It touts the ability to give the victim “civil legal options” that are outside the criminal justice system. Those monitoring the hotline will work with the Civil Rights Department and other entities after reports are taken.
No decent person condones what many categorize as “hate crimes,” though it may be a stretch to support contacting the government over offensive words. After all, many on the left consider any opposing speech as “hate speech.”
Acts of violence, on the other hand, should immediately result in calling law enforcement.