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Record #: R2022-691   
Type: Resolution Status: Introduced
Intro date: 7/20/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Human Relations
Final action:
Title: Call for subject matter hearing(s) on reducing hate and bias-motivated violence
Sponsors: Burnett, Jr., Walter
Topic: COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Health and Human Relations
Attachments: 1. R2022-691.pdf



WHEREAS, The City of Chicago, the State of Illinois, and the United States, of'America .are besieged by increasing levels of hate and discrimination which often lead to violence, and


WHEREAS, According to the FBI, there were 8,263 hate crime incidents in the United States in 2020, with a 32% increase in race/ethnicity based hate crimes1 from 2019'to 2020; and


WHEREAS, The United States and the City of Chicago in particular are plagued by an epidemic of gun violence; and


WHEREAS, It Is clear that hate and discrimination, among other factors such as the prevelence of guns, are significant-causes of violent incidents; and


WHEREAS, This is evidenced by mass shootings fueled by hate are becoming more common such as the tragedies in Buffalo, New York and;Charleston, South Carolina; and


WHEREAS, There are many causes of hate such as social, cultrual, enviornmentai, economic and mental health factors; and


WHEREAS, The City Council should explore ways that the City can counter the root causes of hate, discrimination, and violence; now, therefore


BE rr RESOLVED, Thatwe, the Mayor and members of the City Council of the City of Chicago, gathered: here.this twentieth day of July, 2022, dp hereby call upon the" Committee on Health and Human Relations to hold a subject: matter hearing on ways to reduce hate and biased-motivated violence; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we call upon relevant officials from the Commission on Human Relations;and the Department of Public Heartlvto testify, at the hearing.














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