"The Southern Poverty Law Center defines a hate group as an organization that – based on its official statements or principles, the statements of its leaders, or its activities – has beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics." (https://www.splcenter.org/20200318/frequently-asked-questions-about-hate-groups).
OLR 2021-R-0104 Connecticut Hate Crime Laws
Office of Legislative Research (OLR): "Summarize Connecticut’s hate crime laws, including recent legislative changes. (This report updates OLR Report 2017-R-0196.)"
Connecticut Hate Crimes Advisory Council
Site: "In June 2021, Governor Lamont appointed members to the newly formed Connecticut Hate Crimes Advisory Council.
Created by state law under Connecticut Statute § 51-279f, the council is responsible for encouraging and coordinating programs that increase community awareness and reporting of hate crimes to combat such crimes. It also can make recommendations for legislation concerning hate crimes, including recommendations on restitution for victims, community service designed to remedy damage caused by any such crime, and additional alternative sentencing programs for first-time offenders and juvenile offenders."
The Southern Poverty Law Center
Site: "The SPLC is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people."
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
Site: "ADL is a leading anti-hate organization that was founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry. Today, ADL is the first call when acts of antisemitism occur and continues to fight all forms of hate. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education and fighting hate online, ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate."
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