ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The FBI announced a new partnership with the city to drive down the number of hate crimes. FBI Special Agent in Charge Raul Bujanda was joined by acting U.S. Attorney Fred Federici, Mayor Tim Keller, Police Chief Harold Medina, City Councilor Lan Sena, and other community leaders.
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They spoke about a new campaign to build public awareness about hate crimes. People will begin seeing social media posts and advertising on city buses encouraging them to speak up. According to the FBI’s latest crime statistics, law enforcement reported 55 incidents of hate crimes in the state last year. That’s five more cases than the year before.