FBI Admits: Hate Crime Tracking Sucks

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Alright, those are my words. They didn’t say “sucks” but trust me and my personal experience working with survivors of hate-based discrimination and violence and how tracking these personal and vicious crimes go:

It Sucks.

My mother always hated it when I said something “sucked.” But when something is done so poorly that one might say it’s really awful … a stronger word can better express the reality of said situation. I think “sucks” is appropriate here.

Hate crime tracking does suck.

[Sorry, Mom … but it does.]

This week I’m going to share some aspects about being gay bashed that I haven’t shared on the site before. Continue reading