Police want Seattleites to call 911 if they're a victim of a hate crime (VIDEO)

Mar 31 2020, 11:51 am

With President Donald Trump calling COVID-19 the “China virus,” it’s no wonder many Asian-Americans feel unsafe in their own cities.

According to numerous reports, the city has faced an uptick in racist events, causing some to even fear mundane tasks such as visiting the grocery store.

As a way to make these citizens feel more secure, Seattle Police Department Chief Carmen Best has reminded citizens that Washington State is no place for hate, and is urging residents to call 911 if they face acts of discrimination.

In a video posted to her Twitter page, Best and reporter Lori Matsukawa reminded citizens that “hate crimes have no place in our community… we’re all trying to deal with the COVID-19 public health crisis, together.”

Best went on to report that every hate crime, including racist name-calling, should be reported to the police. Each report will be investigated.

“If you aren’t sure if a hate crime occurred, call 911, we are here to help and will respond to investigate,” she said.

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