_News Talk 770
"Hate hurts. Don't stay silent. Speak up and stop the hate." Those words part of an event held in Calgary recognizing Hate Crimes Awareness Day in Alberta Tuesday. Calgary Police Chief, Rick Hanson told a small crowd that we've come so far but we have a ways' to go. He says the main issue still remains hate crimes that go unreported. "We've been working diligently towards a point where all the members of the community, it doesn't matter from what community they come from, would feel comfortable talking to our officers about any victimization. Especially if they feel they were victimized by anything to do with racism or prejudice or a bias." Hanson says the "world is watching Calgary now," and it's time to make sure we show that the city doesn't tolerate hate crimes of any kind.